Dr. Monica Wehby is a pediatric neurosurgoen at Randall Children's Hopsital at Legacy Emanuel.
A key reason she says she's jumping into the race is because of government overreach.
"We are the frontier, the pioneers and that way of life is under attack. Government wants to control every aspect of our life from education to healthcare to business and its stiffling our freedoms."
Dr. Wehby is joining a crowded Republican field including State Representative Jason Conger and Bend Businessman Sam Carpenter.
Wehby is a mother of four and grew up in Tennessee. She moved to Portland 15 years ago.