- Date of Birth:
- November 2, 1967
- 5' 8"
Scott Walker (born Scott Kevin Walker on November 2, 1967 in Colorado Springs, Colorado) is an American politician. Scott’s father was a Baptist minister, causing Scott to move twice when he was a child. When he was ten, his family finally settled down in Delavan, Wisconsin. Scott showed an interest in politics early on, attending two weeks of American Legion-sponsored training while he was a teen. Walker enrolled at Marquette University in 1986, becoming a student senator. He discontinued his studies in 1990 with a 2.6 grade point average, without obtaining a degree. That year, he ran for Milwaukee’s 7th District Seat, winning the Republican nomination but losing the general election. In 1993, he ran in a special election in a more conservative, neighboring district, winning a state congressional seat. Scott was elected to Milwaukee County Executive in a 2002 special election. He won another four-year term in 2008. In 2006, Scott ran for Governor of Wisconsin. He dropped out of the election, citing fundraising difficulties. He ran again in 2010, and was elected to Governor with 52% of the vote. Scott’s controversial move to strip collective bargaining rights from public unions prompted a recall election in 2012. Scott was elected again, with a slightly larger margin of the vote than his first election. He was reelected in 2014. Aides for Scott confirmed on July 13, 2015, that he would run in the 2016 Presidential Election.
Best Known For:
Scott Walker is best known as the Republican governor of Wisconsin.
Scott met his wife, Tonette Marie, when they both attended a Karaoke night at a barbeque restaurant. They wed in 1993, and have two sons together — Matt and Alex. Scott is an avid motorcycle rider. He rides a 2003 Harley Davidson Road King.