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Governor Bill Walker of Alaska is running for re-election. He is currently the nation’s only incumbent independent Governor, after being elected on “unity” ticket with the then-Democratic gubernatorial nominee Byron Mallott in 2014.
In his first term, Governor Walker has taken steps to reform the state’s criminal justice system, expand health insurance coverage, and close a historic $3 billion budget deficit that ballooned as a result of falling oil prices –– championing pragmatic ideas from both sides of the aisle.
At a press conference organized by the Centrist Project in June 2017, Governor Walker said: “When you lose 80% of your revenue, you make some hard decisions. But I think it is easier to make hard decisions as an independent because my decisions are not reflective of a particular party. I can just make the decision that is best for Alaska.”