Tony Evers became Wisconsin’s 46th governor Monday with a call to bridge the state’s gaping partisan divide, urging leaders to stop “governing by retribution” and to “dare to transcend divisiveness.”
Evers, a Democrat, took the oath of office at the state Capitol Monday, with outgoing Republican Gov. Scott Walker and four other former governors looking on.
Others sworn in were Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, the first African-American to hold the state’s No. 2 post, Attorney General Josh Kaul, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and Secretary of State Doug La Follette, all Democrats.
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