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Governor Scott Walker named to TIME’s annual 100 list

TIME today named Governor Scott Walker to the 2014 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Others who made the list include Pope Francis, singer Beyonce, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, President Barack Obama, actor Robert Redford, NBA player Jason Collins, NFL cornerback Richard Sherman and singer Miley Cyrus.

“I am certainly humbled by this honor,” Walker said.  “But being named to this list is not about me, this is about our bold reforms and what they have accomplished. Together, we turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a nearly $1 billion surplus, cut taxes by $2 billion, and helped the private sector create more than 100,000 jobs and nearly 17,000 new businesses. We are turning things around, and we are moving Wisconsin forward!”

The TIME article on Walker, by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, focuses on how Walker stood up for what he believed in when facing relentless public attacks.

The TIME 100 list is in its 11th year and recognizes the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. The full list appears in the May 5 issue of time and is available online at