CONTACT: Rohn W. Bishop

Waupun – The Republican Party of Fond du Lac County will be honoring Former Wisconsin Governor, and Fond du Lac native, Scott McCallum at their annual “Scotch and Cigar” event on October 5.

“We’re creating a lifetime achievement award, to be given out annually to a local Fond du Lac Republican who’s worked tirelessly for the Republican Party of Fond du Lac County, and/or has gone on to bigger and better things,” said Rohn Bishop, Chairman of the Republican Party of Fond du Lac County. “We’re going to call it the “McCallum Award” and the first recipient will be our former Governor, Scott McCallum.”

“I am deeply honored to have an award for life-time achievement named after me,” said
Governor Scott McCallum. “It is especially meaningful coming from my hometown which
includes my family and many long time friends.  It is humbling in that there are so many other wonderful, hard-working people in Fond du Lac who are deserving of such recognition.”

The first ever “Scott McCallum Lifetime of Service Award” will be presented to Governor
McCallum at Schmitty’s Bar & Grill, N7044 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, on Thursday October 5 at the annual Republican Party of Fond du Lac County’s ‘Scotch and Cigar’ event. The event begins at 7pm and is $50 per person or $75 per couple.

“This is our most unique event we do every year, and we’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to honor Governor McCallum with an award to be handed out annually in his name.” Bishop said.

McCallum, 67, was born and raised in Fond du Lac. He was elected to the Wisconsin State
Senate in 1976 where he served until his election as Lieutenant Governor in 1986 on the
Thompson/McCallum ticket. McCallum was elevated to Governor in 2001 when Governor
Tommy Thompson resigned to work in the cabinet of President George W. Bush.

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