JUNEAU — Republican Bill Walker announced plans Thursday to run as an unaffiliated candidate for governor next year.
If he gathers the required 3,017 signatures to qualify, Walker would avoid a primary with Gov. Sean Parnell and get his name on the November general election ballot.
Walker told a news conference in Anchorage it’s time for Alaskans to come together, regardless of party, to move the state forward. He was joined by the president of the Alaska AFL-CIO, Vince Beltrami, and Debra Holle Brown, a former state GOP chairwoman.