Bill Walker Announces Plans To Run For Governor
Republican Bill Walker announced plans today to run as an unaffiliated candidate for governor next year.
If he gathers the required signatures to qualify, Walker would avoid a primary with Governor Sean Parnell and get his name on the November general election ballot.
Walker, in a statement, said it seems to him that if you don’t support the oil tax cut recently passed by the Legislature, and championed by Parnell, then you’re not considered a “good Republican.”
He said that while he’ll remain a “traditional” Alaska Republican, it’s time to put party politics aside and “aggressively pursue what is in the best interests of Alaskans.”
Walker is a former mayor of Valdez known for his support of an all-Alaska natural gas pipeline.
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