When No Experience Pays Off Big (In a Government Job)

Brian Deschane's mugshot

Brian Deschane's mugshot

Daniel Bice writes in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel:

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions.

Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees are overpaid, Deschane already has earned a promotion and a 26% pay raise in just two months with the state.

How did Deschane score his plum assignment with the Walker team? It’s all in the family. His father is Jerry Deschane, executive vice president and longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association, which bet big on Walker during last year’s governor’s race.

The group’s political action committee gave $29,000 to Walker and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, last year, making it one of the top five PAC donors to the governor’s successful campaign. Even more impressive, members of the trade group funneled more than $92,000 through its conduit to Walker’s campaign over the past two years.

Total donations: $121,652.

Read More: Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel

12 Comments on "When No Experience Pays Off Big (In a Government Job)"

  1. Giantnuttsack | Apr 10, 2011 at 5:49 pm |

    That guy’s in his mid-20s? Fucking glutton!

  2. Giantnuttsack | Apr 10, 2011 at 1:49 pm |

    That guy’s in his mid-20s? Fucking glutton!

  3. Mamagriff50 | Apr 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    when your daddys rich, you can have any job you want, ex. The Bush’s. Money talks.

  4. Mamagriff50 | Apr 10, 2011 at 2:18 pm |

    when your daddys rich, you can have any job you want, ex. The Bush’s. Money talks.

  5. Anonymous | Apr 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm |

    Take any loser and add money and responsibility -what have you got? An irresponsible loser with who can now afford hookers…..also know as a candidate for public office.

  6. GoodDoktorBad | Apr 10, 2011 at 3:25 pm |

    Take any loser and add money and responsibility -what have you got? An irresponsible loser who can now afford hookers…..also know as a candidate for public office.

  7. justagirl | Apr 11, 2011 at 2:21 am |

    that guy is seriously trying to look scary. poor fing.

  8. justagirl | Apr 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm |

    that guy is seriously trying to look scary. poor fing.

  9. Butter Knife | Apr 12, 2011 at 12:24 am |

    Republicans guilty of mind-boggling corruption, nepotism. Deny long and well-documented history of wrongdoing. Blame it all on Democrats. Reel at 11.

  10. Butter Knife | Apr 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm |

    Republicans guilty of mind-boggling corruption, nepotism. Deny long and well-documented history of wrongdoing. Blame it all on Democrats. Reel at 11.

  11. So much for fiscal responsibility.

  12. So much for fiscal responsibility.

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