Bill Walker and Heidi Drygas file to run for Governor and Lieutenant Governor

August 17, 2021

Anchorage, Alaska – Today, former Governor Bill Walker and former Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Heidi Drygas announced they are running as a joint ticket for Governor and Lieutenant Governor in the 2022 election. Both were born in Fairbanks and are lifelong Alaskans. Bill currently lives in Anchorage with his wife Donna of forty-four years, and Heidi resides in Juneau with her husband Kevin and three-year-old daughter Olive.

“The last few years have driven divisiveness and caused economic alarm and instability at a time when our state’s future is at stake,” said Bill Walker. “I will work with the legislature to bring an end to this fiscal uncertainty that continues to threaten our future. Time is of the essence. We must rebuild hope, trust, and Alaska. Our opportunities are endless when we work together.”

“Alaskans need leadership. They want leaders who will reach across the partisan divide and are willing to work hard to solve our biggest challenges,” said Heidi Drygas. “Alaska is a vast and majestic state with immense resources and unlimited potential, but those opportunities are being squandered. We can’t let national politics rise above our state’s interests. Alaskans deserve better.”

“I’m pleased that Heidi is on our ticket,” said Walker. “Given Heidi’s experience in job creation and workforce development and our combined passion for responsible resource development in Alaska, she is the right person at the right time.”

The Walker-Drygas campaign is committed to bringing together a team of Alaskans from across the political spectrum to work together to save Alaska’s future. In the coming weeks, the campaign will announce members of their team, endorsements, and events. More information will be available at