First Democrat announces for Indiana Governor’s race

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Business executive Woody Myers, right, speaks during a Wednesday, July 10, 2019, news conference in Indianapolis, announcing his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Indiana governor for the 2020 election. Standing with Myers is his wife, Stacy. (AP Photo/Tom Davies)

A member of the state government from the 1980s has announced his intention to run for Indiana’s top job.

Dr. Woody Myers was the Commissioner of Indiana’s Department of Health from 1985 to 1990.

On Wednesday the Indianapolis physician announced that he’ll seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for Governor. In a statement, Myers said Hoosiers no longer should be satisfied with just “good enough” from their state government, and if he’s elected next year he will “fight every single day to move Indiana from where we are to where we need to be.”

He’s the first Democrat to officially declare that he’s running. This Saturday, Governor Eric Holcomb is expected to announce that he’ll seek a second term as governor

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