, Milwaukee County's executive, is running for governor of Wisconsin as the Republican nominee. He is facing off against the Democratic nominee, Tom Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee. As part of a Politics Daily series providing background about the major candidates in 2010, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Walker's life.
Is Scott Walker married?
Who is Scott Walker's wife?
Walker is married to Tonette Walker. Her maiden name is Tarantino (she's not related to the film director).
How old is Scott Walker's wife?
Walker's wife is 54.
What does Scott Walker's wife do for a living?
Tonette Walker is a development director for the American Lung Association.
How long have Scott Walker and his wife been married?
Walker and his wife have been married for 18 years. She jokes that he is boring and cheap
How and when did Scott Walker and his wife meet?
They met at Saz's, a barbecue joint in Wauwatosa, on karaoke night. As the Wisconsin State Journal
reported, "He proposed to his wife, Tonette, on the night the first President George Bush gave his acceptance speech at the Republican Convention -- they married the next year on the late President Ronald Reagan's birthday. "
Were either Scott Walker or his wife married before?
Tonette was widowed before she met Scott Walker.
Does Scott Walker have children?
Walker has two sons in high school, Matthew and Alex. Both are still in high school and, the Wisconsin State Journal jokes, need unlimited texting plans
Does Scott Walker have grandchildren?
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