You are cordially invited to Maine Policy Institute’s 2021 Freedom & Opportunity Luncheon
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Holiday Inn By The Bay, Portland, Maine
11:15 a.m. – Sponsor Reception with The Honorable Scott Walker
12 p.m. to 2 p.m – Luncheon and Remarks featuring The Honorable Scott Walker
2021 Freedom & Opportunity Keynote Speaker
The Honorable Scott Walker
Former Governor of Wisconsin and President, Young America’s Foundation
On November 2, 2010, The Honorable Scott Walker was elected the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. Inheriting a $3.6 billion budget deficit, $800 million worth of unpaid bills, and an eight percent unemployment rate, he immediately implemented reforms to renew economic revival, fiscal order, and government accountability in Wisconsin. Walker became the only governor in American history to survive a recall election on June 5, 2012. He was re-elected in 2014 and sworn into a second term on January 5, 2015.
Walker was first elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1993, 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. In this position, Walker worked to reform the scandal-ridden county government and faithfully kept his promise to spend taxpayer money as if it were his own.
Walker was raised with a heart for public service, patriotism, and hard work. He moved to the small town of Delavan, Wisconsin, when he was in third grade. There, his father was a minister and his mother worked part time as a bookkeeper and secretary. Walker was active in school, sports, church, Scouts, and American Legion’s Badger Boys State and Boys Nation programs.
Walker is the President of Young America’s Foundation and he currently serves on the boards of Students for Life Action, American Federation for Children, and the Center for State-led National Debt Solutions.