Tammy Baldwin

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Although she claims not to have been motivated by a desire to make history, Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin politician, has an extensive list of firsts to her name: first lesbian member of the Wisconsin Assembly; first openly gay person elected to the House of Representatives; first woman to serve as a Wisconsin Senator; and, most recently, first openly gay Senator. Although she has a J.D., she only practiced law for three years before departing her (concurrently held) position on her local Board of Supervisors to work in government full-time.

Baldwin describes her political views as progressive, comparing them to notable Wisconsin politician Robert “Fighting Bob” LaFollette. She opposed the Iraq war and supported a bill to impeach former Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Baldwin’s personal website can be found here; her official Facebook page is here.

 

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