During the campaign, Walker backed welfare reform and opposed the expansion of mass transit.He supported a cap on state spending and said that the law on resolving labor disputes with local government employees needed to be reformed.In 2002, Walker was elected County Executive in a special election following the resignation of F.
Over the years, he served on a number of other committees, including Health, Census and Redistricting, Financial Institutions, and Housing.
Walker had a strong pro-life record in the state assembly.
Tim Russell, employed by Walker in a number of posts, was implicated in the same investigation; he was charged in January 2012 and pleaded guilty in November 2012 to diverting more than $21,000 to his personal bank account.
In 2010, Walker's last year as Milwaukee County executive, Russell was his deputy chief of staff and Milwaukee Housing Director.
The response to Walker's policies included protests at the Wisconsin State Capitol and an effort to recall Walker.