"People need a ladder. They need something to work toward. Maybe you don't have enough people... but that mobility is important. And even if the mobility isn't possible for everyone, it still keeps the world spinning, so to speak. Our working class forms the strong foundation of the Commonwealth. You can't build anything without a strong foundation. (...) That's the world order. Always has been."
—Pamela to Rick.[src]

Pamela Milton is a character first encountered in Issue 176 of Image Comics' The Walking Dead. She is the Governor of the Commonwealth.


Pamela is a smart and capable leader. She strongly believes in world order and the structure of civilization. While not as self-entitled as her son, Pamela believes that her life in high society life status before the apocalypse make her above everyone else. She believes in social status as a latter, that the 'working class' have something to look up to.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Pamela's life prior to or as the outbreak began, other than she was a politician. She may have lived in or near Ohio with her husband, son, and daughter.


New World Order


The Rotten Core


Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Pamela has killed:

  • Possibly numerous counts of zombies and unnamed people


Sebastian Milton

As mother and son Pamela and Sebastian have a rather rough relationship. While it is assumed she loves him as her child, however because of her high power of authority she has spoiled him in which he uses her to get away with harassing people and guards. She has been seen neglecting disciplining him when he needed it. When she took part in helping with cleaning up the streets, he is shown to look down at her for helping the people out.

Maxwell Hawkins

Pamela and Maxwell have a good relationship. Maxwell acts has her personal assistant and they are often seen together.


Pamela and Mercer seem to have a stable relationship as he acts as her personal protector and in charge of the army of the Commonwealth. However overtime it seems they have started to be at odds with each other with Mercer even telling Rick he should be in charge of the Commonwealth. However, this is currently unknown to Pamela.



Rick Grimes

Both Pamela and Rick have mutual respect for each other has leaders of their own community. However they do not share similar ideals for how their own community, or civilization should be run. This potentially could cause problems in their relationship in the future. Pamela does gain a lot of respect and admiration for Rick when he saves her life from Dwight.

Maggie Greene

Pamela and Maggie don't have a good relationship. When they first meet, Maggie is unsure of Pamela's intentions and doesn't trust her. Maggie is very skeptical about the Commonwealth, but she agrees to Rick traveling and agrees to the alliance provided Rick likes what he sees.


Dwight and Pamela have a negative relationship right from the start, since Dwight confronted her with the Militia at his back. Dwight's feelings towards her only get worse when he visits the Commonwealth with Rick, as Dwight sees Pamela as the embodiment of everything that's wrong with the community. He eventually resorts to holding her at gunpoint and probably would have killed her if not for Rick's intervention. Dwight likens her to Negan, seeing them both as power-hungry tyrants.



  • Pamela is the second politician encountered in the Comic Series, with Douglas Monroe being the first.
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