The former head of the Iowa Democratic Party has officially announced his gubernatorial bid.
Tyler Olson announced Tuesday in his hometown of Cedar Rapids he is running for governor of Iowa. He’s also making stops in Des Moines and Mason City Tuesday to spread his campaign message.
Olson says he’s eager to provide a fresh vision for the future of the state.
“I think Iowans are ready to begin the next thirty years instead of living at the end of the last thirty. I have the experience and energy to lead us into Iowa’s next chapter,” says Olson.
Olson is a representative serving in the Iowa House.
Republican governor Terry Branstad is planning for his re-election campaign. Monday he announced the hiring of four staff members.