Tony Evers

46th governor of Wisconsin

Anthony Steven Evers (born November 5, 1951) is an American politician and educator. He is the 46th and current Governor of Wisconsin. He was elected Governor on November 6, 2018, defeating Scott Walker.

Tony Evers
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46th Governor of Wisconsin
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
LieutenantMandela Barnes
Preceded byScott Walker
26th Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction
In office
July 6, 2009 – January 7, 2019
GovernorJim Doyle
Scott Walker
Preceded byElizabeth Burmaster
Succeeded byCarolyn Stanford Taylor
Personal details
Anthony Steven Evers

(1951-11-05) November 5, 1951 (age 70)
Plymouth, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceGovernor's Mansion
EducationUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison (BA, MA, PhD)

Before becoming Governor, he served as the 26th Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin from 2009 to 2019. Evers serves as President of the Council of Chief State School Officers and was Wisconsin's Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction from 2001 to 2009.[1]

Evers was the Democratic nominee for Governor of Wisconsin in the 2018 gubernatorial election.[2] His running mate is community organizer Mandela Barnes. Evers won the election by 1%.[3]

Evers had esophageal cancer before undergoing intensive surgery in 2008.[4]


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-20. Retrieved 2018-06-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Marley, Patrick; Beck, Molly (August 14, 2018). "Wisconsin primary: Democrat Tony Evers to face GOP Gov. Scott Walker in November". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved August 15, 2018.
  3. "Democrat Tony Evers ousts Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker". Politico. Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  4. Journal, Molly Beck | Wisconsin State. "Tony Evers seeks a third term after battles with conservatives, cancer and Common Core". Retrieved July 12, 2018.

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