During his 10 years (1976-1986) as state senator, McCallum was allied with the New Republican Conference, a now-dead movement of GOP activists who were fiscal conservatives, but liberal on social issues.
In 1986, McCallum ran for Lieutenant Governor on the Republican ticket with Tommy Thompson running for Governor. The Thompson-McCallum ticket served the state of Wisconsin for over a decade; they were elected for four terms in office.
In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Thompson to be Secretary of Health and Human Services, making McCallum Governor of Wisconsin. McCallum then selected State Senator Margaret Farrow of Pewaukee, Wisconsin to be his new lieutenant governor.
McCallum is currently CEO of Aidmatrix, a non-profit based in Texas that helps match charitable corporate donations of surplus food and supplies with organizations that need them. He lives in Lodi, Wisconsin.
Laurie is an attorney and has served as a commissioner of the Wisconsin Personnel Commission and the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission. Zach is scheduled to graduate from Marquette University Dental School in 2007. Zach played soccer for four years for Marquette and was named to the Conference USA academic all-conference team. Rory is scheduled to graduate from Drake University with a degree in business administration in 2007. Rory played on the Drake University Soccer men's soccer team and was named to the Missouri Valley Conference academic honor roll. Cara is a pre-dental student at Marquette University, playing on the Marquette women's club soccer team.
GOVERNOR FETED AT RECEPTION FRIENDS AND SUPPORTERS OF GOV. SCOTT MCCALLUM ATTENDED AN INAUGURAL BASH AT THE CONCOURSE HOTEL.(LOCAL/ WISCONSIN)
Mar 02, 2001; An inaugural reception Thursday for Gov. Scott McCallum at the Concourse Hotel was held at least in part to increase the...