Scott Walker

State:Wisconsin
Current Office:Governor
Party:Republican Party

 

On November 2, 2010, Scott Walker was elected as Wisconsin’s 45th Governor.

Walker was born on November 2, 1967, to Llew and Pat Walker in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He spent his earliest years in Plainfield, Iowa, where Llew served as pastor of a local church.

The Walker family knew nearly all of Plainfield’s roughly 450 residents. In 1976, a patriotic young Scott, determined to purchase a flag for Plainfield City Hall, went door to door soliciting donations from his neighbors.

The family moved to Delavan, Wisconsin, in 1977 when Scott’s father was called to pastor a church there. Scott was involved in sports, band, church, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, remaining active in the Boy Scouts of America to this day.

While in high school, Scott was selected to attend the American Legion’s Badger Boys State Program in Ripon. There, he was selected as one of two representatives to Boys Nation in Washington, D.C. Both of these programs teach young men that the American form of government is stronger and more vital in today’s world of struggle and change than ever before. The experience opened Scott’s eyes to public service.

In 1986, Scott moved to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University. While still in school, he worked for IBM before leaving to work full-time in financial development for the American Red Cross.

Scott was elected to the State Assembly in 1993. While there, he chaired several committees and authored pieces of legislation that include: Truth-in-Sentencing, photo identification requirements to vote, and the elimination of the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. He was re-elected four times.

In 2002, Scott was elected Milwaukee County Executive. His election followed a recall campaign against then-Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament as a result of a county pension scandal.

Scott is married to Tonette, and they have two sons, Matt and Alex. They are active in the community and their church. Matt and Alex play sports and are active within their church.

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Comments

Supporting Discussion

NJ_Harnisch

My Goodness, this man is scary! How is it that the budget is balanced on the back of the middle class? My Property taxes doubled under Dolye and now if this bill passes my wages are cut by 1/3 under Walker. This bill will not stop the high cost of retirement. It is those who are already retired that are the EXPENSE!

selfmade

I have a disability, which causes me to be wheelchair bound. The state gives me lots of help too but then they take half of it back in taxes every year. And I'm expected to live on that or get out of the program. The state has been claiming to help people with disabilities for a long time right now but out of public view they stab us in the back. The disabled are literally paid to stay poor. You are still taxed on what you own, and dealing with the bureaucracy of it is almost a full time job. I have dealt with private charities also and I would deal with them any day over a state handout. I don't want people to be forced to help me through taxation. In the end it only hurts me. I end up just being forced to help others that I may not be able to help at the time. It is like saying that because I can't walk from point A to B I have the right to demand that someone stronger than me can force someone else to give me their legs. I figured it out financially for myself and if the Gov would just let me be, by not helping me, nor taking a percentage of my income, I could be financially self sufficient. I see the charity issue as similar to the education issue. I did not choose to have a child so that I can devote my resources to my own personal care in regard to my disability, and to my art. How is it in any way fair that I should be forced, through taxation, to give some of my resources to the state so they can give it to someone else. You can’t just hold a gun to my head and say help them or jail.

bobbird4

Sportsmen and women need a governor on their side.

Dissenting Discussion

lucbstar
People please think!this bill will trickle right on down the line people will earn less and spend less. What about the extra money the people higher up in the state goverment make cut them. Now they're spending all this extra money on this dilema DOWN WITH WALKER
selfmade
I have a disability, which causes me to be wheelchair bound. The state gives me lots of help too but then they take half of it back in taxes every year. And I'm expected to live on that or get out of the program. The state has been claiming to help people with disabilities for a long time right now but out of public view they stab us in the back. The disabled are literally paid to stay poor. You are still taxed on what you own, and dealing with the bureaucracy of it is almost a full time job. I have dealt with private charities also and I would deal with them any day over a state handout. I don't want people to be forced to help me through taxation. In the end it only hurts me. I end up just being forced to help others that I may not be able to help at the time. It is like saying that because I can't walk from point A to B I have the right to demand that someone stronger than me can force someone else to give me their legs. I figured it out financially for myself and if the Gov would just let me be, by not helping me, nor taking a percentage of my income, I could be financially self sufficient. I see the charity issue as similar to the education issue. I did not choose to have a child so that I can devote my resources to my own personal care in regard to my disability, and to my art. How is it in any way fair that I should be forced, through taxation, to give some of my resources to the state so they can give it to someone else. You can’t just hold a gun to my head and say help them or jail.
heroux79
Soooo, if he's so fiscally conservative why is Milwaukee county damn near bankrupt? And Walker is complaining that Barrett did nothing? With what money? You wasted all of it, Scott! If this man gets elected the best we can hope for is that his complete lack of competence prevents him for doing anything damaging to our great state.
Msteve02
What secret society does Scott Walker belong to?? Is there pictures out there of him at any of the secret meetings? Hmmmm, maybe people should do the research.... more » I'm sure none of his supporters will be included on the secret bunkers like in the Colorado airport. It doesn't matter Republican or Democrat, they are just puppets for the Bankers & Wall street!!!!!!
LauraGottfried
JUST REMEMBER--there are "progressives" in the GOP too!!! And progressive does not mean PROGRESS!!!
 
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Wisconsin (change)

 
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Wisconsin’s population totaled 5,686,986, a 6.0% increase over the 2000 U.S. Census count of 5,363,715. (Source: Wisconsin Blue Book)
 
Offices & Officials

Governor: Scott Walker
Lieutenant Governor: Rebecca Kleefisch
Attorney General: J.B. Van Hollen