|Address||520 North 68th St |
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53213, United States
|| November 02, 1967
Aug 11, 2015 08:12pm
Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Environment - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Pro School Vouchers - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Non-Denominational Christian - Straight -
|Info||On January 3, 2011, Scott Walker was inaugurated as Wisconsin’s 45th Governor. On his first day in office, Governor Walker called the State Legislature into a special session on job creation. |
Since that day, he has proposed reform legislation calling for a transformation of the Department of Commerce into a public-private entity named the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This new organization will be aimed at promoting the State of Wisconsin as a beacon for economic opportunity while keeping in place proper government oversight. Governor Walker has proposed other reforms including small business tax relief, frivolous lawsuit reform, and the creation of the Commission on Waste, Fraud, and Abuse, which will aid in balancing Wisconsin’s estimated $3 billion deficit.
Governor Walker’s proposed reforms are a part of his bold vision for Wisconsin that is founded upon making state government more efficient and allowing the private sector to create 250,000 jobs by 2015.
Scott Walker was born on November 2, 1967 to Llewellyn and Patricia Walker in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He spent his earliest years in Plainfield, Iowa, where Llewellyn served as the pastor of their local church.
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. He remains 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 important 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.
In 2002, Scott was elected Milwaukee County Executive to reform the scandal-ridden county government. The scandal rocked Milwaukee County to its core and left taxpayers on the hook for millions in pension obligations.
For eight years as County Executive, Scott faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own. He cut the county’s debt by 30%, reduced the county workforce by more than 25%, and authored nine consecutive budgets without increasing the property tax levy from the previous year. Despite failing national and state economies, Milwaukee County recorded a budget surplus in 2009.
Scott is married to Tonette, and they have two sons, Matt and Alex. They are active in the community and their church.
|Wed Jun 29 01:25:08 +0000 2016 - We can focus on safety & maintenance of existing transportation system without an increase in the gas tax. https://t.co/HcPj9rivGW|
Tue Jun 28 16:28:05 +0000 2016 - Sorry to hear about passing of coach Pat Summitt. She was an amazing coach. https://t.co/Hm6j6g4g71
Tue Jun 28 16:08:32 +0000 2016 - Lest we forget, 4 Americans died in Benghazi attacks: Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty & Tyrone Woods. https://t.co/TJFau8vlVb
Tue Jun 28 01:56:40 +0000 2016 - "and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers." (3/3)
Tue Jun 28 01:56:04 +0000 2016 - "Clinton & team ignored clear internal guidance that...email setup violated federal records-keeping standards (2/3) https://t.co/7X8qWJnRez
Tue Jun 28 01:54:57 +0000 2016 - "In a blistering audit released last month, the State Department’s inspector general that concluded... (1/3) https://t.co/rJ5yJvsZcy
Mon Jun 27 14:02:06 +0000 2016 - Proud to be a part of the Eagle Scout ceremony for Matt Malone and Richard Marquardt. https://t.co/8IklLW6NGC
Sat Jun 25 14:38:45 +0000 2016 - UK vote showed voters don't trust the "establishment." Bad news for @HillaryClinton, the ultimate Washington insider https://t.co/r4QSflrIPW
Thu Jun 23 17:15:19 +0000 2016 - We prevailed in our lawsuit to stop Obama's overreach of exec powers! Proud to be 1 of 1st Governors to sign on. https://t.co/2EHBLkagxh
Thu Jun 23 13:25:21 +0000 2016 - Bernie Sanders in April: Hillary Clinton is not 'qualified' to be president. https://t.co/Hzq2eVWcHO