Scott Walker is celebrating the birth of his first child, and the state is preparing to celebrate another milestone.
Walker and his wife, Jackie, welcomed their first child in Wisconsin’s Capitol on Saturday, marking the milestone of having two children.
The announcement of Walker’s first child comes as Wisconsin continues to grapple with the fallout from the Flint, Michigan, water crisis.
The Governor announced his pregnancy on Thursday.
It is the first time the Governor has announced a pregnancy, which is standard practice for most governors.
He is expecting his third child at a time when the state has been struggling to recover from the contamination of its drinking water system, which began in 2014.
It’s not known when the Governor will deliver the baby.
He has a history of fertility issues and has had several miscarriages and stillbirths.
In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Walker said his “greatest” son is likely to be “a boy”.
“We’re going to have a boy.
And he’s going to be an outstanding man,” Walker said.
The couple will be the second family in Wisconsin to have two children in a row, following Wisconsin Govs.
Tim Pawlenty and Joe Baldacci.
Wisconsin is still reeling from the poisoning of its water system.
It began in late 2014 when the city of Flint, in Michigan, switched from Lake Huron water to the Flint River to save money.
That water came from a polluted Flint River, which has lead levels that exceed federal safety standards.
Last year, a lead paint that had been stored in the pipes of the city’s water system led to the deaths of nearly 1,000 people.
After the state stopped using lead-contaminated water, the lead in the water was removed.
Wisconsin’s Department of Health and Environmental Quality found that lead was still in the tap water in December, but officials have yet to release that information.