Governor of Wisconsin
Governor Tony Evers was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor on January 7, 2019.
Gov. Evers was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He graduated from Plymouth High School and then received undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin. A lifelong educator, Gov. Evers began his work in the classroom teaching Wisconsin’s youth in the public school system. He then served as a school principal and school district administrator.
From 2001 to 2009, Gov. Evers served as Wisconsin’s Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction. From 2009 to 2019, he was elected for three terms as the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction. In these roles he continued his career of public service educating Wisconsin’s youth to invest in Wisconsin’s future.
Gov. Evers ran on his belief that “What’s Best for our Kids is What’s Best for our State,” and he’s never forgotten that. As governor, he has fought for increased investment in public education, including the first special education funding increase in a decade. He is also delivering on his promise to improve Wisconsin’s infrastructure, with historic investments in transportation projects and the largest state investment in broadband expansion in Wisconsin history.
In addition, Gov. Evers has also worked to improve health care in Wisconsin. He pulled Wisconsin out of the lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act and has proposed expanding BadgerCare – the state’s Medicaid program – to cover even more Wisconsinites. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Evers empowered health care professionals and took action to keep people safe. As a result, Wisconsin’s vaccine rollout has been one of the strongest in the nation and has earned bipartisan praise from state leaders.
On Gov. Evers’ first day in office, he signed an executive order requiring state agencies to ban discrimination against employees on any basis including gender identity. Gov. Evers and his wife Kathy have three children and nine grandchildren.