Bill Walker Statement on Bob Poe's Campaign Decision
Anchorage - June 14, 2010 - Today, Democrat candidate Bob Poe announced that he will be ending his campaign for governor. Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bill Walker, made the following statement:
"I enjoyed getting to know Bob on the campaign trail. While we may not agree on every issue, Bob and I share a mutual passion for Alaska. I appreciate his contributions to the process and for always striving to elevate the discussion about Alaska's future. I know that long after this election is over, Bob will remain committed to finding solutions to the challenges facing our state."
Bill Walker is a lifelong Alaskan. He served as mayor of Valdez at the age of 27 before entering the private sector as a successful business owner (construction, tourism, real estate, law). He has decades of experience in Alaska's oil and gas, tourism, local government and other issues and is a longtime advocate for the development of Alaska's natural resources.