Bill Walker (politician)

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Bill Walker
Bill Walker inauguration speech.jpg
11th Governor of Alaska
In office
December 1, 2014 – December 3, 2018
LieutenantByron Mallott (2014–2018)
Valerie Davidson (2018)
Preceded bySean Parnell
Succeeded byMike J. Dunleavy
Mayor of Valdez, Alaska
In office
1979–1980
Preceded byMac MacDonald
Succeeded byStephen McAlpine[1]
Personal details
Born (1951-04-16) April 16, 1951 (age 70)
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
Political partyRepublican (Before 2014)
Independent (2014–present)
Spouse(s)Donna Walker
Children4
Alma materLewis and Clark College
University of Puget Sound
WebsiteOfficial website

William Martin "Bill" Walker (born April 16, 1951) is an American attorney and politician. He was the 11th Governor of Alaska from December 1, 2014 to December 3, 2018.

Walker ran for re-election in 2018 but three days after the resignation of Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott, and having low polling numbers, he dropped out of the race on October 19 and supported Democrat Mark Begich.[2][3]

In August 2021, Walker announced his plans to run for governor again in the 2022 election.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Under Oil's Powerful Spell, Alaska Was Off Guard". April 2, 1989.
  2. Kelly, Caroline (October 19, 2018). "Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid". CNN. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. Johnson, Kirk (October 19, 2018). "Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska, Suspends Campaign Amid Sinking Polls". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  4. Brooks, James (August 17, 2021). "Former Alaska Gov. Bill Walker will run again for governor in 2022 as an independent". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved August 17, 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]