Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican politician, serving as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin, since January 3, 2011. He won the office in the general election on November 2, 2010, defeating Democratic candidate Tom Barrett, 52 percent to 47 percent. Previously, Walker was the County Executive of Milwaukee County, Wisconsin from 2002 to 2010, and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly from 1993 to 2002.
Walker was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to Llew Walker, a Baptist minister, and Pat (Fitch) Walker, a bookkeeper. The family moved to Plainfield, Iowa, and when Scott was ten years old, to Delavan, Wisconsin, a town of about 8,000, where his father became a prominent preacher. While in high school, he attended two weeks of ...
... potential 2012 veep?
Although it was politically messy, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker achieved a policy victory this week by reforming how public sector unions operate in his state. And although he has taken a barrage of attacks from the left, in the long run could his star be on the rise?
On this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan suggested Walker’s status is elevated and explained why – because President Barack Obama got involved, but came out on the losing end.
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Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen Declared Problem Solved Year Ago
MADISON, Wis. -- Gov. Scott Walker wants to spend close to $1 million to stave off another burgeoning DNA backlog at the state crime labs, even though Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen declared the problem solved a year ago and the state faces a looming budget deficit.
State Justice Department data show submissions from police have steadily increased over the past year, but agency officials said they're keeping up, turning around cases within the agency's deadlines.
Read more: wisn.com (March 13, 2011)
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Unions plan 2012 election counter-attack after weeks of protests that drew tens of thousands
Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, succeeded on Friday in taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from the vast majority of the state's public employees, delivering an epic defeat to the labour movement.
Union leaders plan to use the setback to fire up their members nationwide and mount a counter-attack against Republicans at the ballot box in 2012.
Photograph: Andy Manis/AP
Read more: guardian.co.uk (11 March 2011)