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Gov’s press secretary says: ‘Vote for Val’

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Gov. Bill Walker’s press secretary evidently didn’t get the memo that Walker has endorsed Democrat Mark Begich for governor.

Austin Baird, who took the job of press secretary last December, posted on Twitter this week that he is all-in for Valerie Davidson as a write-in candidate. Davidson took over as lieutenant governor when Byron Mallott resigned in disgrace last week. She had been commissioner of Health and Social Services.

“voteforval,” he wrote under a photo of himself with Davidson and Barbara Blake, who he evidently supports for lieutenant governor.

Last week, the president of First Alaskans Institute also promoted Davidson as a write-in candidate,


While the members of his administration are busy looking for work — or ensuring they’ll never find it — Gov. Walker and First Lady Donna Walker left the state last night for Hawaii, where they have a luxury home in a gated community. Word is they are just looking forward to some badly needed R&R.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • Walker and First Lady of Alaska retreat to Gated Home in Hawaii….. Please tell the Obama’s that they can keep you folks company till November 8th, when they should go vote…..

  • Val…. Val… the one that mismanaged the hospital?

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