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Barbara Toles
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Wisconsin State Assembly District 17
Former officeholder
In office
2004 - January 3, 2013
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison, 1979
Master'sMarquette University, 1997
Place of birthMilwaukee, WI
Office website
Barbara Toles (b. July 31, 1956) is a former Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 17th District from 2004 to 2013. She served as Majority Caucus Vice Chair.

Toles previously served as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty Member/Advisor for the Milwaukee Area Technical College.

She is a member of the Milwaukee Forum, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated, and state director of Women in Government.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Toles served on these committees:

Workforce Development, Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Toles served on these committees:



See also: Wisconsin State Assembly elections, 2010

Toles was re-elected to Wisconsin State Assembly District 17. She was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. She defeated Democrat Michael Erdmann in the September 14, 2010 primary election. [2]

Wisconsin State Assembly, District 17 Democratic primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Barbara L. Toles (D) 3,456 82.84%
Mike Erdmann (D) 710 17.02%


On November 4, 2008, Toles won re-election to Assembly District 17, receiving 99.2% of the vote.[3]

Wisconsin Assembly District 17
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Toles (D) 23,041
Scattering 186

Campaign donors


In 2010, Toles received $14,554 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]


Rep. Toles speaking at Milwaukee Rally

The top 5 donors to Toles' 2008 campaign were mainly labor organizations:[5]

Donor Amount
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 75 $500
Francis, Keisha $500
Milwaukee Teachers Education Assoc $500
Madison Teachers $500
Federation of Teachers Local 212 $500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wisconsin State Assembly District 17
Succeeded by
La Tonya Johnson (D)