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Wisconsin has 5.7 million residents.1
As a citizen of Wisconsin, you have the awesome responsibility of deciding who will lead this state for the next 4 years.

Think of yourself as a member of the hiring committee of a 5.7 million person company looking to hire a new CEO. Look closely at the résumés of the applicants. What type of experience and qualities would you look for in that CEO?

We laid out basic résumés below. Please take the time to create what you think the resume of a CEO of a 5.7 million person company should look like. Then research the 3 candidates to see which one best fits your ideal résumé.

Education Degrees

Mark Neumann Scott Walker Tom Barrett
Master of Science, Supervision and Instructional Leadership (UW-River Falls) 2   Juris Doctor (UW-Madison) 3
Bachelor of Science, Mathematics (UW-Whitewater) 4   Bachelor of Arts , Economics (UW-Madison) 5
East Troy High School 6 Delavan-Darien High School 7 Marquette University High School 8

Political Experience

Mark Neumann Scott Walker Tom Barrett
4 years
  • 1995 – 1999: U.S. Congress 9
17 years
  • 2002 – Present: Milwaukee County Executive 10
  • 1993 – 2002: WI State Assembly 11
26 years
  • 2004 – Present: Mayor of Milwaukee 12
  • 1993 – 2003: U.S. Congress 13
  • 1989 – 1993: WI State Senate 14
  • 1984 – 1989: WI State Assembly 15

Professional Experience

Mark Neumann Scott Walker Tom Barrett
31 years
  • 1999 – Present: Homebuilder, Owner, and Financial Management of multiple small businesses
  • 2002 – Present: Co-Chair (Educational Enterprises)
  • 1994 – 1997, 2001 – 2007: Wisconsin Lutheran College Board of Regents
  • 1986 – 1993: Homebuilder, CEO, Owner (Neumann Developments) 16
  • 1982 – 1985: Math Teacher, UW System (UW-Rock County)
  • 1980 – 1985: Realtor
  • 1979 – 1982: Math Teacher (Milton College
  • 1977 – 1979: Math Teacher and Basketball Coach (Milton High School)
  • 1975 – 1977: Math Teacher, and Football, Basketball, and Track Coach (River Falls High School)
4 years
  • 1990 – 1994: Financial Development (American Red Cross) 17
2 years
  • 1980 – 1982: Law Clerk for Federal Judge Robert 19

Spending Records

Mark Neumann Scott Walker Tom Barrett
When Mark left Congress in 1998, the budget was balanced, America was paying down its massive debt, and the federal government enjoyed a surplus for the first time since 1969. 20 Walker's first proposed budget in 2003 as Milwaukee County Executive had $1.1 billion in spending. His last proposed budget in 2010 had $1.5 billion in spending. In 8 years, he proposed to increase spending by 35% (compared with 27% for Governor Doyle over the same time period). 21 Barrett's first proposed budget as Mayor of Milwaukee in 2005 had $1.1 billion in spending. His last proposed budget in 2010 had $1.45 billion in spending. In 6 years, he proposed to increase spending by 31%. 22

View detailed spending records for the candidates here.

2nd Amendment Records

Mark Neumann Scott Walker Tom Barrett
Voted repeatedly to support the 2nd Amendment when in the U.S. Congress. For example, he voted to repeal the Assault Weapons Ban. 23 Voted against Concealed Carry while in the Wisconsin State Legislature. 24 Voted repeatedly for strict gun control when in the U.S. Congress. For example, he voted for H.R. 1025 (the Brady Handgun Bill). 25

View each candidate's position on the 2nd Amendment here.


1 Google Public Data, http://www.google.com/publicdata?ds=uspopulation&met=population&idim=state:55000&dl=en&hl=en&q=number+of+people+in+wisconsin (last visited June 8, 2010) cached at (estimated population is 5,654,774 using U.S. Census Bureau data).

2 Mark Neumann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/markwneumann (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/linkedin_markwneumann.png.

3 THEOBALD, H. RUPERT, The State of Wisconsin 1985–1986 Blue Book,cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/wi.wibluebk1985.i0007.png ("J.D. with honors UW-Madison 1980").

4 Mark Neumann, http://www.linkedin.com/in/markwneumann (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/linkedin_markwneumann.png.

5 RUPERT, supra at 3 ("B.A. in Economics, Phi Beta Kappa, UW-Madison 1976").

6 Neumann, Mark W. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000054 (last visited June 8, 2010) cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_markneumann.png ("graduated East Troy High School").

7 WISCONSIN LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, The State of Wisconsin 2001–2002 Blue Book, cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/wi.wibluebk2001.i008.png ("Graduate Delavan-Darien H.S. 1986; attended Marquette U. 1986–90").

8 RUPERT, supra at 3 ("Graduate Marquette Univ. H.S. 1972").

9 Neumann, Mark W. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000054 (last visited June 8, 2010) cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_markneumann.png ("elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourth and One Hundred Fifth Congresses (January 3, 1995–January 3, 1999); was not a candidate in 1998 for reelection to the U.S. House of Representatives").

10 Daniel Bice, Walker Staffer Quits After Admitting She Posted Web Comments While at Work, MILWAUKEE J. SENTINEL (May 14, 2010), available at http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/93746099.html ,cached athttp://media.markforgov.com/footnote/jsonline_com_walkerstaffer.png ("On the county payroll since 2002, the year Walker was elected county executive . . .").

11 WISCONSIN LEGISLATIVE REFERENCE BUREAU, supra at 7 ("Elected to Assembly in June 1993 special election; reelected since 1994.").

12 Mayor Barrett's Biography, City of Milwaukee, (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/milwaukee_barrett_biography.png ("Tom Barrett was first elected Milwaukee's 40th Mayor on April 6, 2004, and won a second term in 2008 . . .").

13 Barrett, Thomas M. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000177 (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_tombarrett.png ("elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1993–January 3, 2003)").

14 Barrett, Thomas M. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000177 (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_tombarrett.png ("member of the Wisconsin state senate, 1989–1993").

15 Barrett, Thomas M. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=b000177 (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_tombarrett.png ("member of the Wisconsin state assembly, 1984-1989").

16 Neumann, Mark W. – Biographical Information, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000054 http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=N000054 (last visited June 8, 2010) cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/bioguide_markneumann.png ("real estate developer; builder; owner, Neumann Developments, Incorporated, Janesville, 1986–1993").

17 Scott Walker, http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottkwalker (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/linkedin_scottkwalker.png.

18 Scott Walker, http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottkwalker (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/linkedin_scottkwalker.png.

19 RUPERT, supra at 3 ("Former law clerk for federal district court Judge Robert Warren and assistant bank examiner for Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.").

20 See Compare the Candidates: Spending, Mark Neumann for Governor, http://markforgov.com/candidate/comparespending.

21 See Compare the Candidates: Spending, Mark Neumann for Governor, http://markforgov.com/candidate/comparespending.

22 See Compare the Candidates: Spending, Mark Neumann for Governor, http://markforgov.com/candidate/comparespending.

23 1996 House Ratings, The American Conservative Union, http://www.conservative.org/ratings/ratingsarchive/1996/utahwyo.html (last visited June 8, 2010), cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/acu_1996.png (showing that Mark Neumann voted for the "Repealing the Assault Weapons Ban" bill).

24 Walker voted against both Assembly Bill 605 in 1999 and Assembly Bill 675 in 2001. 1999 Assembly Bill 605 (Dec. 1, 1999), available at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/1999/data/AB605.pdf,cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/AB605.pdf ("This bill creates a procedure by which a person may apply to a county sheriff for a license to carry a concealed weapon.");Wisconsin Assembly Roll Call: AB605, available at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/1999/data/votes/av0547.pdf, cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/av0547.pdf (showing Scott Walker voted against the bill); 2001 Assembly Bill 675 (Dec. 7, 2001), available at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2001/data/AB-675.pdf, cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/AB-675.pdf ("This bill creates a procedure by which a person may apply to a county sheriff for a license to carry a concealed weapon."); Wisconsin Assembly Roll Call: AB675, available at http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2001/data/votes/av0616.pdf, cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/av0616.pdf (showing Scott Walker voted against the bill).

25 House Vote On Passage: H.R. 1025 [103rd]: Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, available at http://www.govtrack.us/congress/vote.xpd?vote=h1993-564, cached at http://media.markforgov.com/footnote/govtrack_hr1025.png (summarizing data from Final Vote Results for Roll Call 564, available at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/1993/roll564.xml).


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