Governor Bill Walker and Lieutenant Governor Byron Mallott were sworn in Monday, December 1, 2014. This is Alaska’s first bi-partisan ticket; Bill Walker is an Independent; Byron Mallott is a Democrat. They are also Alaska’s first Governor and Lt. Governor both born in Alaska, and Lt. Governor Mallott is Alaska’s first Native Alaskan elected to statewide office. See links below for pictures and coverage of Inauguration Day.
Alaska Dispatch: http://www.adn.com/slideshow/photos-inauguration-day-new-alaska-gov-bill-walker
Juneau Empire: http://juneauempire.com/slideshow/2014-12-02/slideshow-walker-mallot-inauguration#slide-1
Watch KTOO 360 North’s coverage of the swearing in ceremony here: http://www.360north.org/2014/11/26/special-gavel-alaska-coverage-walker-mallott-swearing/
Alaska’s Unity Ticket — Bill Walker for Governor, Byron Mallott for Lt. Governor — is now in place and has been resoundingly endorsed by the Alaska Democratic Party. Some are thrilled about it, some pretty angry, some feeling disenfranchised, that our primary votes had no meaning, and some are at a loss for words. No matter where you may be on that spectrum, here are articles about the Unity Ticket for your consideration.
Democrats, we must defeat Gov. Parnell on November 4, and with this Unity Ticket, Putting Alaskans First, we will!