About the Governor

​​​​Governor Tony Evers

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On November 6, 2018, the people of Wisconsin voted Tony Evers (Ē-vers) 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.

As a life-long educator, the governor believes in bringing people together to solve the problems facing our state and putting the people of Wisconsin first.

He began his career in 1976 and has served Wisconsin students, parents, and citizens all over Wisconsin in Tomah, Oakfield, Verona, and Oshkosh.

Born 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. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy, an educator. They are parents of three adult children, all public school graduates, and have nine grandchildren.

First Lady Kathy Evers

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.

Public tours at the Executive Residence:

Docent-led tours of the Wisconsin Governor’s Residence will be offered every Thursday from 1-3 p.m. starting on Thursday, April 16 and ending August 27. There are also two Saturday tours scheduled for Saturday, June 27 and Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m.-Noon. 

The guided tours last approximately 30 minutes and will include a historical account of the rooms on the first floor of the Residence. Visitors also have the opportunity to walk the grounds to view the stunning gardens and beautiful Lake Mendota. The tours are free of admission. 

Groups of 20 or more are asked to call ahead. 

For more information email Residence Director Charlene Malueg at charlene.malueg@wisconsin.gov or call (608) 246-5516.

We look forward to seeing you!