Scott Walker

Scott Walker is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He officially announced his candidacy on July 13, 2015.

Biography

Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He is a two-term Governor, elected in 2010 and 2014, who also defeated an effort to recall him in 2012.

Walker began his political career in the state assembly, serving from 1993-2002. After the 2002 resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won in a special election to fill the seat, which he held from 2002 to 2010.

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. In 2014, Walker defeated his Democratic challenger, businesswoman and Madison school board member Mary Burke.

Walker is a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination to the 2016 presidential election.

This section was shamelessly lifted from Scott Walker’s Wikipedia article

Policies


In brief, Scott Walker is strongly conservative, and supports fiscal responsibility and balancing the budget, as well as immigration reform and tax reform.

Scott Walker is a Hard-Core Conservative. For a full explanation of the chart, click here

News

July 2015

JULY 16, 2015 – Scott Walker: ‘We Defunded Planned Parenthood’ in Wisconsin

AMHERST, N.H. – Gov. Scott Walker outlined his resume as a conservative governor of a blue state during a campaign stop today.

April 2015

APRIL 21, 2015 – Koch brothers make Scott Walker top choice for 2016

Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative donors, have settled on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker as their top choice to win the 2016 Republican nomination for U.S. president, the New York Times reported on Monday.

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