Walker works last day as Milwaukee County Executive, Holloway to take over

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December 28, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin: Governor-Elect Scott Walker worked his final day as Milwaukee County Executive on December 27, 2010. Walker's resignation allows for current County Board Chairman Lee Holloway to serve as the Acting County Executive.[1]

Under law, Holloway will serve as County Executive for the next 30 days beginning on December 28, 2010. After the 30 day period is up, Holloway has the option to appoint himself or another individual in an interim capacity until a special election is held. The winner of the April 2011 special election will serve the remainder of Walker's unfilled term, which expires in 2012.[1]

Walker first took office as County Executive on May 10, 2002 after winning in a special election.[2] In 2002, Milwaukee County was rocked by a pension scandal that resulted in the resignation of former County Executive Thomas Ament under the threat of a recall.[2] Walker was re-elected as County Executive in 2004 and 2008 before deciding to run for Governor in 2010.[1]

State Representative Jeffrey Stone is the only candidate so far to declare his intentions to run for County Executive. Observers are expecting philanthropist Chris Abele to challenge Stone, but Abele has not yet announced if he is running.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Today's TMJ 4 "Walker Works Last Day as County Executive" 27 Dec. 2010
  2. 2.0 2.1 [Confirmed via email on December 28, 2010, through JSOnline Archives article]