Bill Walker (politician)
|11th Governor of Alaska|
December 1, 2014 – December 3, 2018
|Lieutenant||Byron Mallott (2014–2018)|
Valerie Davidson (2018)
|Preceded by||Sean Parnell|
|Succeeded by||Mike J. Dunleavy|
|Mayor of Valdez, Alaska|
|Preceded by||Mac MacDonald|
|Succeeded by||Stephen McAlpine|
|Born||April 16, 1951|
Fairbanks, Alaska, U.S.
|Political party||Republican (Before 2014)|
|Alma mater||Lewis and Clark College|
University of Puget Sound
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.
In August 2021, Walker announced his plans to run for governor again in the 2022 election.
References[change | change source]
- "Under Oil's Powerful Spell, Alaska Was Off Guard". April 2, 1989.
- Kelly, Caroline (October 19, 2018). "Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspends re-election bid". CNN. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
- Johnson, Kirk (October 19, 2018). "Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska, Suspends Campaign Amid Sinking Polls". The New York Times. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
- 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.
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