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Date and Location

February 10, 2020
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
L-163 Faculty Dining Room



‚ÄčTopic: Stepping Off the Party Train ... Notes from the FieldDescription: In this first study group, I will discuss the circumstances that led me to leave the Republican Party and how my background as an Alaska born journeyman carpenter led me to become the Governor of Alaska and the only Independent governor in the nation at that time. We will discuss the benefits of not being bound to party or ideology--including cabinet selection without party influence--and the challenges of governing and running for reelection without a party. Finally, we'll discuss strategies for electing more independents.IOP Resident Fellow Bill Walker is an attorney and businessman who served as the 11th governor of Alaska, from 2014 to 2018. He was only the second governor born in Alaska, and he was the only Independent governor in the nation during his term.

Speakers and Presenters

IOP Resident Fellow Gov. Bill Walker, Governor of Alaska, Independent (2014-2018)