Bill Walker is an Independent Alaskan who has the courage to put Party politics aside -- tell Alaskans the truth -- and make the tough calls needed to put Alaska back on track.
When we entered office, the fiscal crisis jeopardized investment and jobs while partisan paralysis threatened our future. This administration ended the fiscal freefall. We reduced the deficit by $3 billion, restored Alaska’s credit rating and replaced boom-bust budgeting with a long-term fiscal plan. It wasn’t easy. We took our licks early and gained some key allies along the way. After almost four years: compromise, independent thinking, and some tough decisions have put the state back on track, bringing jobs and investment back to Alaska.