Add another Republican candidate for President. Scott Walker is the 15th person in a crowded field of Republican presidential hopefuls to announce he’s seeking the White House Office in the 2016 race.
“I’m in. I’m running for president because America deserve a leader who will fight and win for them,” Walker tweeted this morning.
The 45th Governor of Wisconsin is married to wife, Tonette. The Walkers have 2 boys. On Twitter, Walker, 47, described himself as a reformer, leader and conservative.
Walker became known nationally in 2011 when he proposed getting rid of unions, collective bargaining for state workers in Wisconsin. Walker survived and won a recall election. He is the first state governor to do it in U.S. history.
Walker was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. As a teenager, he became interested in politics. He attended Marquette University, but did not graduate. In a State of the State speech, Walker revealed he got a full-time job as a fundraiser and marketing for the American Red Cross, got married and started a family to explain why he didn’t finish college.
Marquette University released a statement, saying Walker was a good student and left on good terms.