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Scott Kevin Walker

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States
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"Wisconsin, Marriage Index, 1973-1997," , FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 August 2015), Scott Kevin Walker and Tonette Marie Tarantino, 06 Feb 1993; from "Wisconsin Marriages, 1973-1997," database, Ancestry ( : 2005); citing certificate number 001613, roll 28, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Department of Health and Family Services, Madison.

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Scott Kevin Walker (born November 2, 1967) is an American Republican legislator and 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.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Walker attended Marquette University in Milwaukee but did not graduate. He started his career working for IBM before gaining a marketing job with the American Red Cross. At age 22, Walker lost a run for the Wisconsin State Assembly in a Milwaukee district in 1990. He won his next bid for the Assembly after moving to a more conservative district in Wauwatosa, and served four more terms in the Assembly (1993-2002). In 2002, after the resignation of Tom Ament as Executive of Milwaukee County, Walker won in a special election to fill the seat, winning the first of three terms serving as County Executive in Milwaukee County from 2002 to 2010.

In his first run for Governor in 2006 he dropped out before the Republican primaries. Walker again ran for the governorship in 2010, winning in a three-person race in the Republican primary. He faced Democratic nominee, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, in the general election; Walker won with 52% of the vote. After being sworn into office in 2011, Walker introduced a controversial 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 again faced Barrett in Wisconsin's only gubernatorial recall election. Walker defeated him for a second time, obtaining more votes than he had in the original race, with 53% of the vote. Walker is the only governor in the U.S. to date to win a gubernatorial recall election.

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November 2, 1967
Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States