APPLETON, Wis. — Tony Evers talked with families in Appleton a day before taking office as governor.
He told a crowd of parents and children that he can't wait for the day to finally get here.
Evers said that the weeks after the election have seemed like the longest period of his time in politics, but that he's ready to get going as governor.
A child at the event asked Evers why he wanted to lead Wisconsin.
Evers said that he wanted to do everything he could to give back to the people of the state.
In his first 100 days of office, Evers said he wanted to hear from the people to make sure that he can put together a budget that will work for the entire state.
"We're going to be spending a lot of time reaching out to the people of Wisconsin, just like before we had the budget and during the transition time, making sure that people understand what our priorities are and we want the state actively involved in what the discussions will be on the state's budget," Evers said.
Evers will be inaugurated Monday.
NBC26 will have a crew there with complete coverage throughout the day.