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Scott Walker

Governor of Wisconsin
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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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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

1986 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He attained the highest rank, Eagle Scout, in the Boy Scouts of America, and graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1986.

TWENTIES

1988 20 Years Old In 1988, he ran for student government president, losing 1,245 to 927, following an alleged infringement of campaign guidelines.
Walker discontinued his studies at Marquette in the spring of 1990, leaving in good standing with a 2.59/4. grade point average, but without obtaining a degree. … Read More
1993 25 Years Old He moved to the then-predominantly Republican edge city of Wauwatosa when its Assembly seat opened up in 1993, winning the special election over Democrat Chris Ament, son of then-Milwaukee County Executive Tom Ament. … Read More

THIRTIES

1999 31 Years Old …  In 1999 he took the lead in passing a truth-in-sentencing bill that ended the practice of taking time off prisoners' sentences for good behavior.
2001 33 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
…  In 2002, after the resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won in a special election to fill the seat, winning the first of three terms serving as County Executive in Milwaukee County from 2002 to 2010. … Read More
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2006 38 Years Old He dropped out in April 2006, after 14 months of campaigning, citing fundraising difficulties. … Read More

FORTIES

2009 41 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
…  He was first elected Governor in 2010 and was sworn in on January 3, 2011.
After being sworn into office in 2011, Walker introduced a controversial budget repair plan which limited many collective bargaining powers for most public employees. … Read More
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
2013 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Walker's proposed budget for fiscal 2013-2015 froze spending on public schools and tightened the income requirements for Medicaid recipients. … Read More
2014 46 Years Old Walker was re-elected to a second term on November 4, 2014.
2015 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Walker's proposed budget for fiscal 2015-2017 included a $300 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System, while holding funding flat for K-12 public schools and continuing to expand the school voucher program. … Read More
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