Who is Scott Walker?
Scott Walker is a successful politician who served as Governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019. He was elected as 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Additionally, he is an economic, and education and health care reformer.
Personal Details on Scott Walker
|Full Name||Scott Kevin Walker|
|Date of Birth||November 2, 1967|
|Age||52 years old|
|Birth Place||Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.|
|Education (High School / University)||Delavan-Darien High SchoolMarquette University|
|Social Media||Facebook / Twitter / Instagram|
|Height||5 feet 11 inches|
Scott Walker Age, Birthday
Scott Walker was born on 2nd of November, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is fifty-two years old as of 2020. He is soon to be fifty-three on his birthday, 2nd November, this year.
Scott Walker Height, Weight and Physical Status
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.8 m)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Scott Walker Family
Scott Walker was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His father Llew Walker was a Baptist minister. And his mother, Patricia Ann was a bookkeeper. Walker family moved to Plainfield Iowa and then in 1977 to Delavan, Wisconsin when Scott was 10 years old.
Scott Walker Education
While studying in high school Scott Walker was active in the Boy Scout of America and earned the highest rank of scout, Eagle Scout. He graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 1986. After this, Walker began to study at Marquette University in Milwaukee from the fall of 1986. He enrolled in politics rather than studying during college time.And Walker soon dropped out of Marquette in the spring of 1990 after he got a job offer from the American Red Cross.
Scott Walker Career
Scott Walker began his career working for IBM in Milwaukee. After this, his political career started.
Wisconsin State Legislature (1993 – 2002)
In November 1990, Scott Walker ran for the state Assembly, Milwaukee’s 7th District Seat in Wisconsin at the age of twenty-two. He won the Republican primary election but lost in the general election. He received less than one-third of the vote.
In 1993, Walker moved to Wauwatosa and ran in a special election, 14th legislative district. He won the election in June 1993 at the age of 25.Scott Walker was re-elected for four times. He served until 2002 when he became a country executive.
During his time as a state legislator, Scott Walker focused to reduce crime, decrease welfare programs and opposing abortion. He also authored a bill that ended the practice of reducing prisoner’s sentences for good behavior.
Milwauke Country Executive (2002 – 2010)
On April 30, 2002, Walker won special election as Milwakee Country Executive. Again, On April 6, 2004, he was elected for first four year term, winning fifty-seven percent of the vote. Again in 2008, he won another four year term defeating State Senator Lena Taylor with 59 % of the vote. Scott became the youngest person to hold this job at the age of 34 and the first Republican.
Governor of Wisconsin (2011 – 2019)
Scott Walker had announced on April 28, 2009, that he would run for governor in 2010.
On September 14, 2010, in Republican primary election ,Scott Walker easily defeated U.S. Republican Mark Neumann. He defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and won the general election as governor on his 43rd birthday, November 2, 2010.
On February 11, 2011, Scott Walker announced his proposal which was later called Act 10, inorder to end collective bargaining for public workers, require them to pay more for pension, retirement benefits. On March 11, 2011, Walker signed Act 10 into law.
Scott Walker defeated Barrett and won in recall election on June 5, 2012. On November 19, 2013, Walker’s book ‘Unintimidated’ was released.
On November 4, 2014, Scott Walker won second four year term election defeating Democrat Mary Burke. On March 9, 2015, Walker signed bill to make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. On July 20, 2015, he legalized abortions, banned abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Again, in 2018, Scott Walker ran for the third four year term election. But he lose to Democract Tony Evers on November 6, 2018.
On January 7, 2019, Tony Evers replaced Scott Walker, representing 46th governor of Wisconsin.
Scott Walker Wife, Children
Scott Walker married to Tonette Tarantino on February 6, 1993, on the birthday of U.S. President Ronald Reagan whom Scott admired deeply. Scott and Tonette have two children together.
Scott Walker Net Worth
Scott Walker’s net worth is estimated to be around $300,000. He makes greater income from being an American politician.
Net Worth in 2020: $300,000 (approx.)
Scott Walker Social Media Accounts
Youtube: Scott Walker