Donor's Son Resigns From Walker Administration

Criticism drives Brian Deschane from office
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2011 2:45 PM CDT
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a ceremonial bill signing outside his office at the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 11 in Madison.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Brian Deschane has decided to resign altogether rather than accept a demotion to the $64,728-per-year job he started out in, sources tell the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The resignation comes after a minor uproar over the 27-year-old, who has no college degree, little experience, and two drunken driving convictions—yet landed a swift promotion to an $81,500 management job in the Walker administration. His father is a lobbyist for a state builders' group that made a big donation to Walker's campaign. Click to catch up on previous stories about the flap.

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