Scott Walker (b. November 2, 1968) is currently the Governor of the State of Wisconsin. Walker was sworn in as the State’s 44th Governor on January 3, 2011. Before serving as Governor, he was Milwaukee County Executive from 2002 to 2010 and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1992 to 2002.
Early Life and Education
In high school, Scott Walker was chosen to attend American Legion’s Badger Boys State Program. While involved in this program, Walker was chosen as one of two representatives from Wisconsin to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. From 1986-1990, Walker attended Marquette University.
Scott Walker worked in sales at IBM from 1988-1990 while attending college. During his senior of college at Marquette, Walker left school to work full time in Marketing and Development at American Red Cross. Walker worked at the American Red Cross from 1990-1994.
On January 3rd, 2011, Scott Walker was inaugurated as Wisconsin’s 44th Governor. Walker defeated Mayor of Milwaukee Tom Barrett. Governor Walker was the first Governor in American History to win a recall election by defeating Mayor Barrett once again on June 5th, 2012.
Previous Elected Positions
Scott Walker was elected to the State Assembly in July of 1993 and served until May 2002. Walker chaired several committees while in the State Assembly. Walker also wrote pieces of legislature such as Truth-In-Sentencing, photo identification requirements to vote, and the elimination of the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. Starting in 2002, Walker was elected Milwaukee county executive and served for 8 years.
2012 Gubernatorial Recall
|Scott Walker (GOP) -INC||1,355,585||53.10%|
2010 Governor General Elections Results
|Scott Walker/Rebecca Kleefisch (GOP)||1,128,941||52.25%|
|Tom Barrett/Tom Nelson (D)||1,004,303||46.48%|
|No Candidate/Terry Virgil (Libertarian)||6,790||0.31%|
|James James/No Candidate (Common Sense)||8,273||0.38%|
|Jim Langer/No Candidate (Ind)||10,608||0.49%|
|Leslie Ervin Smetak/David Myron Smetak (Write-In) (Ind)||19||0.00%|
|Patricia Messicci/No Candidate (Write In) (Ind)||22||0.00%|
|Hari Trivedi/No Candidate (Write In) (Ind)||18||0.00%|
Governor Scott Walker is married to First Lady Tonette and they have two sons, Matt and Alex. The Walkers are active members in their church and many charitable programs. Governor Walker and family reside in Wauwatosa.