11/12/14 - 6:57pm
ANCHORAGE — Bill Walker, the leading candidate for Alaska governor, introduced former state Sen. Rick Halford and Ana Hoffman of Bethel on Wednesday as co-chairs of his gubernatorial transition team.
Walker, an independent, hasn’t been declared the winner in the race, but he has a 4,000-vote lead over incumbent Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. At least 33,000 more votes will be tallied starting Friday.
Walker said his team is being assembled in recognition of a constitutional deadline that the governor be sworn in Dec. 1, not because of any knowledge about the outcome.