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Madison — Today the transition office for Governor-elect Scott Walker announced that Keith Gilkes will serve as Walker’s Chief of Staff.

"Keith did an outstanding job building a team in every corner of Wisconsin," said Walker. "He is a trusted advisor and his background in state government will assist my administration in developing the policies needed to create an environment for 250,000 new jobs in our state."

"I’m honored to serve in the administration as well as help Governor-elect Walker accomplish the goals laid out during the campaign," said Gilkes. "Scott Walker will help set a new course for Wisconsin state government and I look forward to assisting him as he builds a team to get Wisconsin back to work."

Keith Gilkes has served as Walker’s campaign manager since April 2009, successfully building a statewide organization in all 72 counties that resulted in an electoral victory on November 2nd.

Before joining the Walker campaign, Gilkes ran the statewide efforts of the Committee to Elect a Republican Senate which coordinates resources for all State Senate Republican campaigns, and has previously worked for the Wisconsin State Legislature as a policy advisor in the State Senate. He is a native of Prairie du Chien and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison.