Here is what you should know about Tony Evers as he seeks a second term as Wisconsin governor in the November 2022 election

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Tony Evers is the sitting governor of Wisconsin. He is up for re-election in November of this year.

What political party is Tony Evers a member of?

Evers is a member of the Democratic Party.

When was Tony Evers first elected?

Evers was elected in November 2018 when he defeated incumbent Gov. Scott Walker — who had served as governor since 2010 — by a thin margin of roughly 29,000 votes.

Evers was sworn in on Jan. 7, 2019.

Tony Evers is seeking a second term as Wisconsin governor.
Tony Evers is seeking a second term as Wisconsin governor.

Where is Tony Evers from?

Tony Evers was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, where he attended Plymouth High School.

How old is Tony Evers?

Evers was born on Nov. 5, 1951. He is 70 years old, but if he is re-elected, he will be 71 heading into his second term.

Where did Tony Evers go to college?

Evers attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in educational administration.

Who are Tony Evers' family members?

Evers married his high school sweetheart, Kathy, more than 40 years ago. Evers has three children and nine grandchildren.

What did Tony Evers do before becoming governor?

Prior to running for governor, Evers devoted his career to education.

Evers was the principal of Tomah Elementary and High School, superintendent of the Oakfield and Verona school districts and later worked in an administrative role at the Cooperative Education Service Agency.

Evers was elected to the statewide office of Superintendent of Public Instruction beginning in 2009 and served in this role until winning his race for governor in 2018.

How popular is Tony Evers?

Evers is measurably more popular with Wisconsin voters than several Democratic Party figures, including President Joe Biden. Evers' popularity among voters currently sits at an approval rating of 50% and a disapproval rating of 41%, according to a Marquette University poll and an approval rating of 45% and a disapproval rating of 48% according to a Morning Consult poll.

What are the major critiques of Tony Evers?

Evers is often criticized by conservative lawmakers for his broad use of veto and executive powers to govern and enact legislation. Evers frequently cites a Republican-controlled legislature — which is often staunchly adversarial to his agenda — as justification for his use of executive action.

Evers' office also faced criticism for either delaying or failing to respond to public records requests.

How do I contact Tony Evers?

Evers' Madison office can be reached at 608-266-1212, and his Milwaukee office can be contacted at 414-227-4344.

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This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Tony Evers, what you should know about Wisconsin's Democratic governor