It was my honor to serve as the 45th Governor of Wisconsin from 2011 to 2019.
Now, it is my privilege to serve in a new leadership role as the President of Young America’s Foundation (YAF).
We still love spending time with family and friends on our pontoon boat, riding my Harley Davidson Road King, enjoying sports in Wisconsin, and traveling our beloved country spreading the good news about freedom. Most of all, we are grateful for God’s grace each and every day!
Summary of Time as Governor
Instead of temporary fixes, we enacted comprehensive reforms that took the power from the big government special interests and put it into the hands of the hard-working taxpayers. Our reforms worked.
Since 2011, the taxpayers of Wisconsin have saved more than $13 billion. The state budget was balanced every year we were in office. And the pension system is fully-funded: ranked number 1 in the nation.
During our time in office, more people were working in Wisconsin than ever before, unemployment dropped to an all-time low below 3 percent, and household income went up. We got Wisconsin working again.
Our reforms ended seniority and tenure. Now schools, state and local governments can staff based on merit and pay based on performance. That means they can put the best and the brightest in the classroom. Wisconsin students continue to have some of the highest graduation rates and overall test scores in the nation.
Students at government-run schools benefited from our reforms, as did students at other schools too. We expanded vouchers statewide to give parents more options for their children. We supported charter school and home school families. I trust parents to make the right choice for their children.
It was my honor to enact some of the most comprehensive welfare reform, legal reform, civil service reform, prevailing wage, regulatory reform, and overall reform in the nation. We also enacted right to carry, Castle Doctrine, pro-life protections, defunded Planned Parenthood, Right to Work, and photo ID to vote. Overall, we enacted some of the most common-sense conservative reforms in America. If it can work in a blue state like Wisconsin, it can work anywhere.
Protests and Recall
The left did not like our reforms.
Our opponents were upset.
In the end, we were not intimidated.
Thank you to the thousands of people -
Young America’s Foundation (YAF)
On February 1, 2021, I became the President of Young America’s Foundation (YAF). It was my honor to follow the conservative icon Ron Robinson who build YAF into the leading conservative youth organization in the nation.
At YAF, we train the next generation of America’s freedom fighters. We have individual and chapter members on campuses, bring in more conservative speakers than any other group, hold life-changing conferences, seminars, and events; and own and operate the Reagan Ranch, Reagan Ranch Center, and Reagan Boyhood Home.
In addition to engaging in the battles of the day, we need a plan to win the war for the heart and soul of our republic. With that in mind, we introduced the Long Game. It is a 12-point action plan to take back our country—starting with our youth.
Click here for more details at https://leads.yaf.org/longgame/