Scott Walker facts for kids
|45th Governor of Wisconsin|
January 3, 2011 – January 7, 2019
|Preceded by||Jim Doyle|
|Succeeded by||Tony Evers|
|Executive of Milwaukee County|
April 30, 2002 – December 27, 2010
|Preceded by||Janine Geske (Acting)|
|Succeeded by||Lee Holloway (Acting)|
|Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the 14th district
June 30, 1993 – April 30, 2002
|Preceded by||Peggy Rosenzweig|
|Succeeded by||Leah Vukmir|
Scott Kevin Walker
November 2, 1967
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Tonette Tarantino (1993–present)|
|Alma mater||Marquette University (did not graduate)|
Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician. He was the 45th Governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. He was a two-term Governor, elected in 2010 and 2014, but losing in 2018 to Tony Evers.
Walker began his political career in the Wisconsin State Assembly, serving from 1993–2002. After the 2002 resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won the special election to fill the seat, which he held from 2002 to 2010.
Governor of Wisconsin (2011-2019)
Walker was elected governor of Wisconsin in 2010, defeating the Democratic nominee, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
After being sworn into office in 2011, Walker introduced a budget repair plan which limited many collective bargaining powers for most public employees. The legislation led to significant protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol and an effort to recall Walker.
In June 2012, Walker faced Barrett in Wisconsin's only gubernatorial recall election. After emerging as the winner, Walker became the only governor in the U.S. to date to win a gubernatorial recall election.
He lost his third re-election bid to Tony Evers on November 7, 2018 by one percent.
Walker married Tonette Tarantino in 1993. Together, they have 2 children.
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