Government Relations

Government Relations Legislative Update

Government Relations Legislative Update

Updates on state and federal issues relating to the UW System.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Scott Walker Becomes 45th Governor of Wisconsin

Scott Walker publicly took the oath of office at noon January 3, 2011 in the State Capitol. View a full copy of Walker's Inaugural Address.

See more information about the inauguration and the new administration.

Governor Walker Makes Cabinet Appointments:

Governor Walker announced the following cabinet appointments late last week:

  • Dept of Administration: Mike Huebsch- State Representative for the 94th Assembly District and former Speaker of the Assembly.
  • Dept of Commerce: Paul Jadin- Former Mayor of Green Bay.
  • Dept of Health Services: Dennis Smith- Former head of U.S Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Dept of Natural Resources: Cathy Stepp- Former State Senator.
  • Dept of Transportation: Mark Gottlieb- State Representative for the 60th Assembly District.
  • Dept of Revenue: Rick Chandler- Former State Secretary of DOR and state budget director.
  • Dept of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection: Ben Brancel- former Secretary for DATCAP and State Representative.
  • Dept of Children and Families: Eloise Anderson- Former Director of the California Department of Social Services.
  • Dept of Workforce Development: Manuel “Manny” Perez- President/Co-owner of a staffing firm.
  • Dept of Corrections: Gary Hamblin- former Dane County Sheriff.
  • Dept of Financial Institutions: Peter Bildsten- 30-year veteran of the Wisconsin financial services industry.
  • Dept of Tourism: Stephanie Klett- host of Discover Wisconsin Television and Radio series.
  • Dept of Regulation and Licensing: Dave Ross- Mayor of Superior.
  • WHEDA Executive Director: Wyman Wynston- senior commercial TAD manager in the Atlanta Development Authority.