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Walker, Fleener a good team for Alaska

Posted: August 29, 2014 - 7:46am

I believe Alaska needs a governor with the capability to make things happen, someone who will work tirelessly to boost our fiscal security. We need someone with the background and expertise to change our current path. I want a governor who will lead us toward innovative ideas, that will reverse the downward course this state is headed. I want a governor with integrity and decency, someone who understands the value that Alaska’s first people bring to the table. I want a governor who brings honor to the office of The Governor of Alaska.

For me, the only candidate who is willing to meet my high standards is Bill Walker. Bill’s running mate, Craig Fleener, is another reason why Bill has earned my vote. I’ve worked alongside Craig for nearly 20 years and I am a firsthand witness to his character, intelligence, and values. Bill and Craig are a perfectly matched team and together they offer the best option for us as Alaskans.

Bill is not beholden to the special interests that fuel his party. As an Independent candidate for Governor he doesn’t have big business steering his campaign. Bill is someone with the capability to design, implement, and enact a way out of today’s fiscal free-fall. I see Bill challenging the system, showing up with solutions, offering himself to be held accountable, and providing answers that are real and bold. Bill stands ready to build a future of success for Alaska; a future that holds promise for our children.

For me, most politicians are uninspiring. I feel as though, on any number of subjects, I can predict what a Democratic or Republican politician’s position will be based on whether they have a “D” or an “R” next to their name. In my opinion, Republican Sean Parnell has and will continue to fail us by allowing the oil companies to run this state and while I think Democrat Byron Mallott is a good man I know he is not equipped to dig us out of the trench Sean has dug for us. Please join me in voting Walker/Fleener on November 4th.

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luvak52 08/29/14 - 11:42 pm

Don't mean to burst your bubble, but Bill Walker is a Republican. He only ran as an Independent because he could not beat Parnell in the primary.

kearbear 09/01/14 - 04:23 pm
Mallot is considering running

Mallot is considering running as Bill Walker's Lt. Governor. For the first time in Alaska history, no Democrat will be on the ticket as a candidate for Governor, if that agreement is made.

jford 09/01/14 - 10:27 pm
Actual democracy scares Repuplicans.

Democrats aren't abandoning the race.

They're doubling down with Walker to defeat Parnell.

The vote to support the fusion ticket was contingent on Walker dropping his Republican Party affiliation and officially become an Independent.

Mallott will remain a Democrat.

The resolution passed by the central committee directs the party to throw its full support behind the independent “Alaska First Unity ticket” of Walker for governor and Mallott for lieutenant governor.

Together they will beat Parnell.

“It’s democracy in action,” said Brown, the Democratic party executive director.

And we all know, actual democracy scares Republicans.

Norseman 09/02/14 - 06:33 am
“It’s democracy in action,”

“It’s democracy in action,” said Brown, the Democratic party executive director"


We need people in office who will WORK TOGETHER AND FOR THIS STATE.

NOT people who only serve their masters, ie BIG OIL.

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