|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.
|Tue Jul 26 01:51:11 +0000 2016 - Irony: DNC chair disqualified from speaking at convention because of emails but not @HillaryClinton. https://t.co/qtzkddAZjl|
Mon Jul 25 12:52:54 +0000 2016 - Americans don't trust Hillary Clinton. They're right. She put our nat'l security at risk. She's unfit to be POTUS. https://t.co/1JUKiK0wyZ
Mon Jul 25 02:03:43 +0000 2016 - Strangest political year EVER: Story that DNC chair is out at start of Democrats' national convention. https://t.co/7xQWtywb3D
Mon Jul 25 01:00:46 +0000 2016 - Anyone else would be indicted. https://t.co/nga9Dd17B5
Sun Jul 24 19:38:31 +0000 2016 - Still get choked up every time I sing "In Christ Alone" at church. https://t.co/1HqenqYZhd
Sun Jul 24 19:23:10 +0000 2016 - Happy to have lunch with my parents after church today.
Sun Jul 24 00:43:54 +0000 2016 - Playing cards with my nieces on a rainy night. https://t.co/7HefaA4m7R
Sat Jul 23 15:05:05 +0000 2016 - "Five years later, evidence piles up that Scott Walker was right. But that won’t stop labor’s attacks."
Fri Jul 22 01:21:34 +0000 2016 - Fun on the Floor with the Wisconsin delegation at #RNCinCLE https://t.co/Y5t8TyoTnB
Thu Jul 21 22:51:20 +0000 2016 - My conscience tells me that I should do what I can to stop Hillary Clinton from stacking the bench with liberal activist justices. #RNCinCLE