Bill Walker Files Declaration of Candidacy
Anchorage - Today (May 27) Bill Walker filed his paperwork declaring his candidacy with the Alaska State Division of Elections. Walker issued the following statement:
"I am running for Governor because I am ready to make tough decisions We cannot be content when our economy continues marching toward a cliff with drastically declining TAPS oil revenue and higher unemployment. I will not wait for others to act in our best interests. I will be an independent voice and leader for Alaska at this critical juncture in our state's history.
"The time for talk is over, and we must begin construction of the All Alaska Gasline. This project will create thousands of long term, high paying jobs, ignite the economy and provide affordable energy to the hardworking Alaskan families that so desperately need it.
"It is time for a governor with experience, courage and grit -- not just another seasoned politician."
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.