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Free Speech Requires Action, Not Just Talk by Governor Scott Walker

June 3, 2024 by Scott Walker

Scott Walker was sworn in as governor of Wisconsin on January 3, 2011, and began a second term on January 5, 2015. In 1993, he was elected to the state assembly, where he helped lead the way on welfare reform, public safety, and educational opportunities. In 2002, he was elected to the Milwaukee County executive office, where he worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government. In 2008, he won reelection with nearly 60% of the vote.

As the 45th governor of Wisconsin, he inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an 8% unemployment rate. He immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin, and he supported several improvements to the state higher education system, including tenure reform. An advocate of public service, patriotism, and hard work, he serves on the boards of Students for Life Action, the American Federation for Children, and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions. He is currently the president of Young America’s Foundation, which seeks to educate young people, especially college students, about individual freedom, free enterprise, and traditional values.


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