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Bill Walker Bio
|William Martin Walker was born on 16th April 1951. He is an American attorney and politician who is the 11th and current governor of Alaska. He is the second native-born governor of Alaska after William A. Egan.|
Bill Walker Personal details
|Bill Walker Age||He was born on 16th April 1951 Fairbanks, Territory of Alaska|
|Bill Walker Political party||Independent (2014–present)|
|Republican (before 2014)|
|Bill Walker Wife||Donna Walker|
|Bill Walker Children||4 Children: Jordan Walker (Son), Lindsay Walker (Daughter), Tessa Walker (Daughter), Adam Walker (Son).|
|Residence||Alaska’s Governor’s Mansion|
|Education||Lewis and Clark College (BS)
University of Puget Sound(JD)
|Bill Walker Net Worth||He has an estimated Net Worth of $ 2.1 Million as of 2016|
|11th Governor of Alaska|
December 1, 2014
|Preceded by||Sean Parnell|
|Mayor of Valdez|
|Preceded by||Mac MacDonald|
|Succeeded by||Stephen McAlpine|
Bill Walker Education and Early Career
Walker was born in Fairbanks, Alaska, United States. He is the fourth born to his parents Frances (Park) and businessman Ed Walker. He was raised in Delta Junction and Valdez, Alaska.
Walker graduated from Valdez High School in 1969 and received his B.S. in Business Management from Lewis & Clark College in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Puget Sound School of Law (now Seattle University School of Law) in 1983. He and his wife owned a law firm that focused on municipal and oil and gas law. From 1977 to 1979 he served in the Valdez city council, as city attorney for Valdez, and as general counsel for the Alaska Gasoline Port Authority. He later was elected mayor of Valdez, serving from 1979 through 1980. At 27, he was Valdez’s youngest mayor.
Bill Walker Governor of Alaska
Walker ran for governor of Alaska in the Republican Party primary election in 2010, losing to incumbent Sean Parnell.
He then ran as an Independent in the 2014 election, merging his campaign with that of Democratic nominee Byron Mallott, who became Walker’s running mate. Both candidates’ prior respective running mates withdrew from the race and the Walker/Mallott ticket defeated Parnell and his running mate, former Anchorage mayor Daniel A. Sullivan.
Bill Walker Suspends his re-election Bid for 2018 Gubernatorial Race
On October 16, 2018, Walker announced that Lt. Governor Byron Mallott had resigned over “inappropriate comments,” which he did not detail. A new lieutenant governor, Alaska Health and Social Services Commissioner Valerie Davidson, was sworn in replace Mallott.
Three days later on October 19, 2018, Walker announced that he was suspending his campaign, and endorsed the Democratic candidate, Mark Begich for Governor.
Walker’s announcement, made during the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage.
Walker is the only independent governor in the country. He took swipes at Republican rival Mike Dunleavy and did not explicitly endorse Democrat Mark Begich. But he said Begich’s stand on important issues more closely aligned with Walker’s priorities.
Bill Walker Cancer
In November 2016, Walker announced that he had developed prostate cancer, for which he would have routine, out-patient surgery the following month.
Bill Walker Wife (Donna P. Walker) and Children
Before becoming governor and moving to Juneau, Walker and his wife Donna resided in Anchorage. The couple has four children, Jordan Walker (Son), Lindsay Walker (Daughter), Tessa Walker (Daughter), Adam Walker (Son), and five grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, downhill skiing, snow-machining, boating, camping, and taking his grandchildren ice skating.