Walker claimed that Witch's hiring as a prison chaplain raised "both personal and political concerns" because she "practice[d] a religion that actually offends people of many other faiths".
Walker and Huebsch were ultimately unsuccessful in terminating Witch's chaplaincy or employment. He said that his voluntary give-back gave him moral authority to make cuts in the budget.
First elected governor in the 2010 Wisconsin general election, he won a 2012 recall election and was reelected a second time in 2014.
He is a former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and a former Milwaukee County Executive.
With the exception of some bills while Walker was running for Milwaukee County Executive, Walker either sponsored or cosponsored all but three bills that would have restricted abortions.
When Walker was ten years old, the family moved to Delavan, Wisconsin, where his father continued to work as a preacher.
In 1985, when Walker was in high school, he attended and represented Wisconsin at two weeks of American Legion-sponsored training in leadership and government at Badger Boys State in Wisconsin and the selective Boys Nation in Washington, D. On election day, a record number of students voted and Walker lost 927 to 1,245, following an alleged infringement of campaign guidelines; an election commission later found Walker guilty of beginning his campaign one week before he was allowed./4.0 grade point average but without obtaining a degree.
He won the Republican nomination, but lost in the general election to incumbent Democrat Gwen Moore, receiving less than one-third of the vote.
In 1993, Walker moved to Wauwatosa, a suburb of Milwaukee, and ran in a special election in the more conservative 14th legislative district, based around Wauwatosa.