With a significant pile of cash in his campaign account, Bill Walker has announced his campaign team. T.J. Presley left his job as the deputy director of the Alaska Redistricting Board, the group overseeing the new political boundaries in Alaska.
Presley will be campaign manager. Austin Mahan will handle compliance with campaign laws as the Walker campaign treasurer. Moira Gallagher is finance director. Austin Baird is a senior advisor focused on external communications, outreach, and public engagement. Paxson Woelber will be the graphic and web designer, and Carolyn Hall will manage campaign operations.
Mahan runs a compliance business and does campaign compliance for Anchorage Assemblyman Chris Constant, who just announced his campaign for U.S. House.
Gallagher ran Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s grassroots effort for its “Live. Work. Play.” initiative to make Anchorage the No. 1 city in America in which to live, work, and play. She was deputy treasurer for Anchorage Assemblyman Constant’s effort to add a second Assembly district to downtown Anchorage.
Baird was in the news business before becoming press secretary for former Gov. Walker, who left office in disgrace. He then became the communications director for the Democrat-led House majority in the Legislature.
Woelber is part owner of the Alaska Landmine blog, and has worked on numerous campaigns. He designed the iconic look for the Mike Dunleavy political action committee in 2020. Woelber is writing and photographing for the blog.
Hall is co-founder of Jensen Hall Creative, an Anchorage-based media production company that partners with liberal causes. She was the communications director for Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, and was communications manager for Walker during his one term in office. She also led the Municipality of Anchorage’s Vote by Mail public relations campaign.