Scott Walker

Governor of Wisconsin
Born Nov 2, 1967

Scott Kevin Walker is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party who currently serves as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Walker took office on January 3, 2011, after defeating Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, attaining 52% of the vote in the November 2010 general election.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Scott Walker.


1967 Birth Walker was born on November 2, 1967, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the elder of two sons of Patricia Ann "Pat" (née Fitch; born December 30, 1938), a bookkeeper, and Llewellyn Scott "Llew" Walker (born May 19, 1939), a Baptist minister. … Read More


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He attained the highest rank, Eagle Scout, in the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1986.


1988 20 Years Old In 1988, he ran for student government president, touting a 19-point resume. … Read More
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In spring 1990 Walker discontinued his studies at Marquette, earning only 94 of the 128 minimum credits needed to graduate. … Read More
1992 24 Years Old …  Walker was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1992, representing a district in western Milwaukee County.
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In 1993, Walker moved to Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, and ran in a special election in the more conservative 14th legislative district, based around Wauwatosa. … Read More


1999 31 Years Old In 1999 he took the lead in a truth-in-sentencing bill that increased prison time for some crimes, eliminated parole for others, and subsequently contributed to prison overcrowding. … Read More
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In 2001, he was the lead sponsor of a bill to prevent pharmacists from being disciplined for refusing to fill prescriptions for emergency contraception and was a strong supporter of a bill to require voters to show photo ID at the polls. … Read More
In 2002, Walker was elected County Executive in a special election following the resignation of F.
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Thomas Ament; he was elected for a full term in 2004 and was reelected in 2008, defeating state Senator Lena Taylor. … Read More


He announced his candidacy in late April 2009 after several months of previewing his campaign themes of reduced taxes and reduced spending to Republican audiences around the state.
…  First elected governor in the 2010 Wisconsin general election, he survived a 2012 recall election and was reelected governor in the 2014 Wisconsin gubernatorial election.
Walker took the oath of office to become the 45th Governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011.
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In January 2012, Walker returned a $37.6 million federal grant meant to set up a health exchange in Wisconsin for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. … Read More
Walker approved a two-year freeze of tuition at the University of Wisconsin System in the 2013 budget. … Read More
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While campaigning for re-election in 2014, Walker again said he had no plans to pursue right-to-work legislation focused on private unions. … Read More
…  In January 2015, Walker rejected a proposed casino in Kenosha, Wisconsin. … Read More
Walker was a candidate for his party's nomination to the 2016 presidential election.
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