Gov. Bill Walker

Gov. Bill
Walker

2022 Campaign: Independent | Governor of Alaska

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42,919
votes received
Did not win
election
106,837
votes needed
🗳️
Gov. Bill Walker received 40% of the votes needed and did not win this election

Rebuild Alaska

About the candidate

Bill Walker is a lifelong Alaskan who served as the 11th governor of the state, from 2014 to 2018. He is seeking election as governor again in 2022 alongside Heidi Drygas, with a deep commitment to rebuilding Alaska and creating a bright future that provides his grandchildren with the same opportunities that Alaska provided him. He believes Alaska needs fiscal stability and plans to diversify the economy, so the quality of the lives of Alaskans aren't subject to the price of oil. He believes in a strong and well funded education system and acknowledges the importance of higher education to the state's economic future.

As governor, Walker assembled a Cabinet of Alaskan leaders based on qualifications, not political affiliation. When the Legislature failed to pass Medicaid expansion, Walker unilaterally accepted it, bringing $1 billion in Federal funds to Alaska annually, reducing the state’s cost of health care, and extending health care to more than 60,000 Alaskans. With bipartisan support, he reduced the state’s dependence on dwindling oil tax revenue from 90% to 30%, significantly reducing a multi-billion-dollar budget deficit. Walker’s team developed Alaska’s first Climate Action Plan and worked closely and cooperatively with both the Obama and Trump administrations to get the best deal for Alaska.

With his running-mate, Heidi Drygas, Bill will work for all Alaskans and with leaders across the political spectrum to get what's best for the state and its citizens.


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Top Issues

Pro Choice
We will protect a women's right to choose in the state of Alaska.
Forgive Student Loans
We will introduce a plan to forgive student loans taken out by anyone who completes a degree or trade school certificate here and stays and works in Alaska for at least five years. Alaska needs workers in every sector of our economy.
Affordable Housing
We will declare a Statewide Emergency on Affordable Housing and stand up a working group composed of a diverse group of stakeholders to finally confront this issue in a robust way that seeks solutions that will work in rural and urban communities for renters and home-owners.
Election Night
November 8, 2022
Victory Meter
What`s this?
100%
Votes Needed
To Win
🗳 134.7K
Likely Voters
106.8K 🎉
needed to win
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Top Issues

Pro Choice
We will protect a women's right to choose in the state of Alaska.
Forgive Student Loans
We will introduce a plan to forgive student loans taken out by anyone who completes a degree or trade school certificate here and stays and works in Alaska for at least five years. Alaska needs workers in every sector of our economy.
Affordable Housing
We will declare a Statewide Emergency on Affordable Housing and stand up a working group composed of a diverse group of stakeholders to finally confront this issue in a robust way that seeks solutions that will work in rural and urban communities for renters and home-owners.
Election Night
November 8, 2022
Victory Meter
What`s this?
100%
Votes Needed
To Win
🗳 134.7K
Likely Voters
106.8K 🎉
needed to win