- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker says he plans to live in Juneau, if elected.

He says his “strong preference” would be for commissioners to be based there, too.

Republican Gov. Sean Parnell and his wife, Sandy, live in the Governor’s Mansion in Juneau. That matters to a number of people in the community, particularly when talk of a possible capital move arises.

Parnell’s predecessor, Sarah Palin, took flak for part of her tenure for not being in Juneau enough, or full-time.

Parnell is seeking re-election.

Walker also says he and running mate Byron Mallott will have stand-alone campaign offices. Mallott was the Democratic nominee for governor but gave that up to be Walker’s running mate.

Mallott had materials in some offices shared with Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s campaign.

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