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How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...appear to have an official way of counting governors and their terms.Since statehood in 1959, two men, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, served non-consecutive terms. Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When...
My Turn: Walker needs to get back to thinking outside the box

...Sean Parnell. At the time, Walker demonstrated he was a statesman who thought outside the box.He had the support of Wally Hickel. Much of what I have read about Hickel, he was also a statesman who could think outside the box.It appears Walker...
Walker's opening choices are hard ones as the 11th governor of Alaska and its first not affiliated with a political party. Two governors, Bill Egan and Wally Hickel, each served separate, non-consecutive terms.Hickel, Walker's mentor, served his first term as a Republican...
Juneau shines and glitters at inaugural ball

...recount after oil started dropping," Walker joked.On a more serious note, he spoke about his mentor, former Gov. Wally Hickel, and the importance of staying positive and pulling together as a state to get through financially tight times...
My Turn: Putting partisan poltics aside

...the very essence of the democratic process." Gov. Wally Hickel later reflected, "During the early days of Alaska...I will give the last word to my friend and mentor, Wally Hickel. I was with him when he spoke these words before the...
My Turn: History shows Walker and Mallott made the smart move

...and Democrat Bill Sheffield, giving Sheffield the win. The granddaddy of all third-party upsets came in 1990 when Wally Hickel, running under the Alaskan Independence Party ticket, won against Republican Arliss Sturgulewski and Democrat Tony...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Nov. 17, 2014

...graceful thing and acceded to the obvious: Bill Walker is Alaska's 13th state governor (12th, if you don't count Wally Hickel twice). Compare this to the U.S. Senate race, where Mark Begich has refused to concede despite trailing by a wider...
Walker ousts Parnell

...Valdez, is the first candidate unaffiliated with a party to be elected governor since statehood. Walker's mentor, Wally Hickel, served a term as governor with the Alaskan Independence Party, a recognized third party in the state, before going...
Walker interviews for cabinet positions for me (because of) who I will be joining as part of governors of this state," he said. "I knew Bill Egan, Wally Hickel and Jay Hammond."The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 1 at Centennial Hall in Juneau. There will be...
Empire Editorial: Mallott, Walker and the sprint to November

...been that third-party candidates are a joke and shouldn't be taken seriously. Alaska knows differently. In 1990, Wally Hickel and Jack Coghill did an end run around the political establishment with their Alaskan Independence Party ticket.As...


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