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Nikiya Harris
Nikiya Harris.jpg
Wisconsin State Senate, District 6
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$49,943/year
Per diem$88/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
District 2-Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Personal website
Campaign website
Nikiya Harris is a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Senate, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Harris served on the following committees:

Wisconsin Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Public Works, and Telecommunications
Judiciary and Labor
Administrative Rules


Campaign themes


Harris's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

  • Job Creation:
  • "Invest in Public Work Projects Like High Speed Rail"
  • "I will Support “Buy Wisconsin” Legislation"
  • "Repeal Act 10!"
  • Education: "As Governor, Scott Walker has cut funds from public education. As a result almost 75% of school districts have laid off teachers in the last year, almost 1500 teachers have lost their jobs. I believe this is wrong and I will work to restore these funds so that we can hire more teachers."
  • Women's Health: "Women are yet another target of Scott Walker. He has cut funds for programs that provide services to victims of sexual assault by more than 40%. Furthermore, Walker reduced the budget for breast and cervical cancer screenings. These are medical tests that save women’s lives! We must find the money to fund these important medical care."
  • Choice: "I am 100% pro-choice."
  • Marriage Equality: "I favor full marriage equality for members of the LGBT community in addition to full civil rights in employment protection and fair housing."



See also: Wisconsin State Senate elections, 2012

Harris won election in the 2012 election for Wisconsin State Senate, District 6.[2] Harris defeated five challengers - Elizabeth Coggs, Michael Bonds, Michael Mayo, Allyn Monroe Swan, and Delta Triplett - in the August 14th Democratic primary and[3] was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4]

Wisconsin State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngNikiya Harris 98.7% 60,543
     - Scattering 1.3% 784
Total Votes 61,327

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Harris is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Harris raised a total of $34,003 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 31, 2013.[5]

Nikiya Harris's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wisconsin State Senate, District 12 Won $34,003
Grand Total Raised $34,003


Harris won election to the Wisconsin State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Harris raised a total of $34,003.
Wisconsin State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nikiya Harris's campaign in 2012
Harris, Nikiya Q$3,402
Service Employees Local 150$1,000
Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals$1,000
Seiu Healthcare Wisconsin$1,000
Uihlein, Lynde$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$34,003
Source:Follow the Money

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Preceded by
Spencer Coggs (D)
Wisconsin State Senate District 6
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