Former state Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, was elected 2nd vice-chair by unanimous consent after he was unopposed for the office. It’s the party’s No. 3 leadership post.

Treasurer Randy Udell, who was unopposed for re-election, also was elected by unanimous consent.

Outgoing 2nd Vice-chair Jeff Christensen noted Barnes’ election broke a string of three straight Jeffs holding the post. He also said the former lawmaker’s legal name is J. Mandela Barnes.

“If he could change his name to Jeff Mandela Barnes, that would be perfect,” Christensen said.



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