Senator Chris Larson (D-Milwaukee)
Senate District 7


Senator Chris Larson was born and raised in Milwaukee County. He graduated from Thomas More High School, where he was captain of the Cross Country team and learned to love Wisconsin’s unique beauty by running every inch of the south side. Senator Larson then attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Finance and a minor in Political Science.

Senator Larson managed a sporting goods chain specializing in running, consulting with amateurs and professionals to help them improve their training. In 2008, he successfully ran for Milwaukee County Supervisor on a platform of fully funding our parks and transit system.

After defeating an entrenched incumbent from his own party during the 2010 Fall Primary, Senator Larson was elected to the Wisconsin State Senate on November 2, 2010. He is currently serving as Senate Democratic Leader. Senator Larson is also a member of the Committee on Senate Organization, Joint Legislative Council, Joint Committee on Employment Relations, and Joint Committee on Legislative Organization.

Senator Larson has also proudly served on the Joint Committee on Finance, Joint Committee on Audit, Joint Committee on Review of Administrative Rules, Senate Committee on Education, and Senate Committee Natural Resources and Environment, and Senate Committee on Housing and Insurance, among others.

Senator Larson is active in his community as a member of numerous neighborhood groups, including: South Side Business Club of Milwaukee, Airport Area Economic Development Group, Coalition for Advancing Transit Steering Committee, WI, League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, Young Elected Officials, Humboldt Park Watch, South Shore Park Watch, Bay View Neighborhood Association, Bay View Historical Society, Bay View Lions Club, Lake Park Friends, Thomas More Alumni Club, Arbor Day Foundation, Badgerland Striders, Tri-Wisconsin and MPTV Friends.

Senator Larson owns a house in Bay View with his lovely wife Jessica and their son Atticus.

An avid runner, he has completed 21 marathons and he has a long-term goal of running a marathon in every state.


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