Governor Tony Evers

  • SWORN IN: JANUARY 7, 2019

On November 6, 2018, the people of Wisconsin voted Tony Evers (pronounced ee-vers, rhymes with teachers) the 46th governor of Wisconsin. Four years later, on November 8, 2022, Wisconsinites re-elected Tony Evers as governor.

Prior to his election in 2018, Governor Evers 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 spent most of his life fighting for Wisconsin’s kids. He began his career in education first as a science teacher in Baraboo before going on to serve families, students, and communities across the state, including in Tomah, Oakfield, Verona, and Oshkosh.

As governor, Governor Evers has continued his work championing public education at every level and advocating for investing in the state’s public education system, believing, as he often says, that doing “what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state.”

Governor Evers and the Evers administration have accomplished a great deal since taking office in 2019. From historic investments in education to supporting farmers and small businesses, signing one of the largest tax cuts in state history, advocating for access to clean and safe drinking water, reducing stigma for mental and behavioral health, expanding access to affordable healthcare, housing, and child care, and preparing our state for the 21st Century by expanding high-speed, affordable internet and fixing our roads and infrastructure, Governor Evers leads by always trying to do the right thing for Wisconsin.​

Born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Governor Evers graduated from Plymouth High School and earned his bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, also a former educator. Governor Evers and Kathy are parents of three adult children, all public school graduates, and have nine grandchildren.