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Democrat Garry Brown to Run for Governor

Austin resident Garry Brown has announced that he will be running for governor of Texas in 2018.

Brown, a Democrat, made the announcement this week that he plans to seek his party's nomination for the Governor's Mansion. Brown is a former congressional aide for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a regional field director for the Human Rights Campaign, and an assistant director for the Travis County Democratic Party.

On his website, Brown says that he plans to support a Medicaid expansion for the state of Texas, as well as criminal justice reform, achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Accords and to promote rural areas of the state for professionals.

Brown joins Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne, San Antonio hospice owner Tom Wakely and former Balch Springs mayor Cedric Davis vying for the Democratic nomination for governor. Houston businessman Andrew White is also considering joining the race.

On the Republican side, Governor Greg Abbott is running for re-election, facing secession advocate Larry SECEDE Kilgore.

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