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Bill Walker

11th Governor of Alaska
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Net worth 2018: $80.3 Million
Residence: Fairbanks, Territory of Alaska, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 16 April 1951
Sigh: Taurus
Height: 1.67 m
Education: Lewis and Clark College,, University of Puget Sound

Bill Walker was bornon 16 April 1951 in Fairbanks, Territory of Alaska, U.S., American, is 11th Governor of Alaska. Bill Walker is an American politician and the current and the 11th Governor of Alaska. He won the gubernatorial elections held on November 4, 2014 on an Independent ticket. He contested on the ‘Alaska First Unity Ticket’ with his gubernatorial mate Byron Mallot who was from the Democratic Party. Walker forfeited his long-standing Republican Party membership to be able to contest on the consolidated ticket. He had contested earlier for the post of Governor on a Republican ticket but had lost the party’s primary nomination to incumbent Governor Sean Parnell. He opted to contest as an independent so that he could avoid another tough primary against Parnell and won in a state which had preferred either a Republican or a Democrat as a Governor before. He is opposed to the construction of the ‘Pebble Mine’, and acknowledges that climate changes have occurred due to energy policies being followed by the government. He wants to adopt policies that would help mitigate the harmful effects of climate change but supports increasing the capacities of gas and oil production. He also supports new projects for drilling petroleum in the ‘Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’ area. He is in favor of gun rights and a greater degree of sovereignty for Alaska. He supported the expansion of Medicaid which was made possible by the ‘Affordable Care Act’.


$80.3 Million


It is estimated that this project will open up 10,000 jobs when construction begins in 2020 and will help the state earn about $1 to $1


On December 15, 2015 he proposed reinstating a statewide income tax and reducing the payments made annually from the ‘Alaska Permanent Fund’ to qualified state residents in order to reduce the approximately $3


After getting elected as Governor in the November 4, 2014 general election, Walker was sworn in as the Governor of Alaska on December 1, 2014


In 2013 Walker announced that he was going to run as a Republican candidate for the 2014 gubernatorial election


In the general election held on November 2, 2010, Parnell defeated Ethan Berkowitz of the Democratic Party and held on to the post of the Governor of Alaska


He had provided counsel to the ‘Alaska Gasline Port Authority’ and many other municipalities spread over Alaska from 1995 till now


Before founding his own law firm with his wife, Walker was a managing partner of a law firm called ‘Hughes, Thorsness, Gantz, Powell and Brundin’ from 1983 to 1995


Two years later in 1979 he was elected as the youngest mayor of Valdez at the age of 27 years only and held the post till 1980


He was elected to the ‘Valdez City Council’ in 1977 for the first time and held the post of Council member till 1979


In 1975 he founded his own construction company based at Valdez named ‘Bill Walker Construction Company’ which operated till 1980


Bill Walker worked as a commercial fisherman for one year at the ‘Price William Sound’ in 1969He also worked as a construction worker for the ‘Trans-Alaska Pipeline’ for four years from 1970 to 1974


At the age of 12 he had to work as a janitor to support his family which had lost most of its belongings in the 1964 earthquake in Alaska


Walker in Fairbanks, Alaska, USA on April 16, 1951 and grew up in Delta Junction and in the port city of Valdez on Prince William Sound

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