SALEM, OR -- After a number of notable Republicans announced in recent weeks they won't run for Governor, Salem doctor Bud Pierce says he's throwing his hat in the ring.
Pierce tells KBND, "I'm aiming to get the agencies of government to work cooperatively with the private sector to allow the private sector to grow and expand, and create better job opportunities for workers."
Pierce is an Oncologist, and drew heavily on his medical experience when explaining his qualifications during Thursday's campaign announcement. He is the only Republican to officially announce a 2016 Gubernatorial run.
Governor Kate Brown has not yet said publicly whether she will run.