Governor makes plans for re-election


August 24, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker on Monday announced plans to seek re-election as an independent, saying he’s focused on a vision for the state and not on partisanship.

He and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott filed candidate paperwork with the state Division of Elections. They also filed separate letters of intent with the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

Walker told reporters they plan make an independent run and to collect signatures necessary to qualify for next year’s ballot.

He said they announced their plans now because Alaskans should know what they’re going to do. He sai...

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