Who is Tony Evers - the Governor of Wisconsin: Biography, Time Life, Career and Family
Tony Evers - the Current Governor of Wisconsin
Who is Tony Evers?
On November 6, 2018, the people of Wisconsin voted Tony Evers the 46th governor of Wisconsin. Prior to his election, he served as the Wisconsin State Superintendent of Public Instruction winning statewide elections in 2009, 2013, and 2017. With over three decades of public education experience, Governor Evers has dedicated his life to fighting for Wisconsin’s kids and serving the people of Wisconsin.
Early life Tony Evers
Born on November 5, 1951 and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Governor Evers graduated from Plymouth High School and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, NGA reported.
Private life Tony Evers
Wife Tony Evers: First Lady Kathy Evers
First Lady Kathy Evers was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin and met her future husband in kindergarten. They had their first date at the junior prom and have been married for more than 40 years.
Kathy graduated from Plymouth High School and later received an associate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac. In a career spanning more than three decades, Kathy held IT management positions with private companies and provided computer software training and hardware technical support in Wisconsin public school districts, technical colleges, and in the private sector. She and the Governor lived and worked in various communities throughout Wisconsin including Tomah, Oakfield, Verona, Oshkosh, and Madison.
Throughout her long career, Kathy has worked with people of all ages in technical support, training and management roles. Now that Kathy is retired from that field, she is an avid pickleball player and yoga practitioner. She and the Governor have three adult children, all public school graduates, and nine grandchildren, according to Evers.wi.gov.
Together with Kathy Evers, they are parents of three adult children, all public school graduates, and have nine grandchildren.
Career path Tony Evers
Evers began his professional career as a teacher and media coordinator in the Tomah school district. In 1979 to 1980 he was principal of the Tomah elementary school, and from 1980 to 1984 he was principal at the high school. From 1984-1988 he was superintendent of the Oakfield school district, and from 1988-1992 he was superintendent of the Verona school district. From 1992 to 2001 he was administrator of Cooperative Education Service Agency in Oshkosh.
Evers first ran for state superintendent in 1993 when he was defeated by John Benson.
In 2001 he came in third in the primary to Elizabeth Burmaster. After her election, Burmaster appointed Evers Deputy Superintendent, a position he held until Burmaster was appointed president of Nicolet College.
Evers then ran again in 2009, this time winning. He defeated Rose Fernandez in the general election. In April 2013, Evers defeated Don Pridemore and won reelection.
In March 2016, the US Department of Education announced that Evers had been selected to serve on the Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Title 1, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The federal committee is charged with drafting proposed regulations for two areas of the ESSA, Peoplepill regarded.
Acts against COVID-19 Tony Evers
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday asked federal officials to prioritize Wisconsin for COVID-19 vaccine distribution, citing concerns about high case numbers, strained hospitals and a lack of statewide mitigation efforts.
|He also sent a letter to President Donald Trump and the state's congressional delegation Thursday saying that Wisconsin needs an additional $466 million for COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, hospitals, vaccine distribution and public messaging for just the first quarter of 2021. |
In his letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Evers also asked that the first vaccine shipments to Wisconsin arrive in quantities large enough to vaccinate all 450,000 health care workers in the state and to begin vaccinating high-risk residents.
Wisconsin health officials on Wednesday said they expect to begin distributing vaccines in mid-December.
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