Ermalee Hickel Hosts Fundraiser for Bill WalkerAnchorage- On Monday, June 14, over 150 guests gathered at the home of Mrs. Ermalee Hickel to raise money for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Bill Walker.
The late Governor Walter J. Hickel endorsed Walker's candidacy last fall and Mrs. Hickel has pledged her full support and endorsement of Walker.
The standing room only crowd listened to Walker present his plan to secure a stable economic future for Alaska's next generation. It will take bold, decisive leadership and a Governor who is willing to make some tough, potentially unpopular decisions, explained Walker.
Walker told the crowd that if elected he would make two commitments. "First, there will be no more gas line studies; we are now studying the studies. Let's stop studying and start digging," Walker said. "Secondly, we will begin construction of the All-Alaska Gas Line within three years."
Other components of his vision for the future of Alaska included the need for more vocational education opportunities, an increase in marketing for tourism and better care for Alaska's senior citizens.
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.
Learn more about Bill on: BillWalkerForGovernor.com
Paid for by Bill Walker for Governor, 731 N Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Posted: June 17, 2010
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