Scott Walker's file


Republican from Wisconsin

Scott Walker, a Republican, is the former governor of Wisconsin. He was first elected in November 2010. He survived a recall election in 2012, defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett after igniting controversy with a bill curtailing public-employee union collective-bargaining rights.  He won re-election to a four-year term in November 2014 and was a 2016 presidential candidate before dropping out in September of 2015. He was defeated by Tony Evers in the 2018 gubernatorial election. Walker is a former Milwaukee County executive and former member of the state Assembly.

The PolitiFact scorecard

Scott Walker's website

Recent statements by and about Scott Walker

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

PolitiFact Wisconsin's 'High Five' for January

PolitiFact Wisconsin readers in January 2019 were interested in all things Tony Evers.

Fact checking Foxconn

PolitiFact Wisconsin looks at claims on Taiwan tech giant Foxconn

What we know from the Truth-O-Meter about Gov.-elect Tony Evers

Fact checks that shed light on Evers and taxes, prisons and more.


High 5 -- our most-clicked in December

Scott Walker, who is concluding two terms as governor, was a focus.

As he prepares to leave office, Scott Walker's record on the Truth-O-Meter

Eight years of fact-checking the Republican Wisconsin governor.