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Nikiya Harris
Nikiya Harris.jpg
Wisconsin State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
January 7, 2013 – present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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
2010-2013
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Websites
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

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."

Elections

2012

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

2012

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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Political offices
Preceded by
Spencer Coggs (D)
Wisconsin State Senate District 6
2013-present
Succeeded by
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