Skip to comments.Scott Walker's son steps into political world
Posted on 04/27/2014 12:05:25 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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When Republicans gather in Milwaukee for their state convention Friday through Sunday, a 19-year-old Marquette University sophomore with a well-known political last name will speak for a few moments on efforts to reach out to young voters.
The student’s name? Walker.
Over the past few years, the older son of Gov. Scott Walker has stepped gingerly into the political world, from standing with his family at political rallies to leading the state college Republicans.
Now, he appears poised to fill a role as a surrogate campaigner to charge up millennials, boost Republicans and aid his father’s re-election effort.
“I’ll be talking about how we can get young people involved and also how the party and the membership of the party can cultivate youth engagement,” he said of the brief speech he’s due to give to the full convention Saturday morning.
To a lot of the public, he’s the Matt of “Matt and Alex,” the refrain the governor uses in speeches whenever he talks about creating a brighter future for his sons and other people’s children.
Matt’s younger brother, Alex, 18, is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
As the sons of a prominent politician, the two have grown up in the public eye, attending public school in Wauwatosa.
In some ways, their childhood mirrored their dad’s. The son of a preacher, Scott Walker has said he grew up in a fishbowl, aware that his actions might be scrutinized by others.
The Walker sons, though, found themselves in the eye of a political storm in 2011 when their dad took on public-sector unions in a drive to curtail collective bargaining. Demonstrations erupted in Madison, and there were even protesters marching by the Walker home in Wauwatosa.
Whenever the protesters showed up, the Walker sons and their mom, first lady Tonette Walker, headed to Mayfair mall.
“We knew to stay away from it, let it be, stay out of the way, let them do their thing, and when they’re done, move on,” Matt said.
Like his father, Matt is of medium height and build. He is unfailingly polite and approachable.
But he’s also of a different generation.
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"I don't think I'm someone who is extremely conservative but I don't consider myself moderate," he added.
There's a pretty big difference between Christie and Paul. I don't think this kid knows where he is yet, or he just doesn't want to tell.
Matt Walker elected president of Wisconsin College Republicans
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I first met this young man when he was about 6. He is just as charming today as he always was. He and his brother are kids that would be the pride of any family. He’ll probably come to tomorrow’s Lincoln Day Brunch in Ozaukee County.
Love My Gov! BUMP!
Yup, pretty typical of the male young GOPer’s I run into. Young, full of energy, idealistic & patriotic...but not so patriotic that they’re considering serving in the military. Sounds about right.
Nice article about a Walker found in the Journal! Who would have thunk it.... :)
Seriously, from this he sounds like a good young man.
Would you want to serve in the military right now under this regime ?
Serving in the military should never be a function of the CINC. I enlisted under Carter, who was a premier knucklehead. As an aside, I’d be willing to bet most of the guys I referred to wouldn’t be enlisting ever if Duncan Hunter was in the White House.
Well, just look at the Romney family. Not a one going back generations has put on the uniform. Of course, who knew serving on their creepy leftist daddy’s campaign was (for all those young strapping sons) the equivalent of military service ?