(Sandy, OR) -- The mayor of Sandy, Oregon -- Stan Pulliam -- has announced he's running for governor on the Republican ticket. Earlier this year, Pulliam had announced he was forming an exploratory committee for the race next year. Pulliam has been a critic of some of the COVID-19 restrictions installed during the pandemic. He joins several other Republicans seeking the nomination, including Bud Pierce, who sought the governor's office in 2016 as a challenger to Governor Kate Brown. Brown cannot seek reelection because of term limits.