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Governor of Wisconsin
Privy Seal of Wisconsin.svg
Seal of the Governor
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Incumbent
Tony Evers

since January 7, 2019
Residence Wisconsin Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, no term limits
Inaugural holder Nelson Dewey
Formation June 7, 1848 (1848-06-07)
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin
Salary $146,597.88

The governor of Wisconsin is the head of government of Wisconsin and the commander-in-chief of the state's army and air forces. The governor has a duty to enforce state laws, and the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Wisconsin Legislature, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment. The position was first filled by Nelson Dewey on June 7, 1848, the year Wisconsin became a state. Prior to statehood, there were four governors of Wisconsin Territory.

The 46th, and current governor is Tony Evers, a Democrat who took office on January 7, 2019.

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