Dr. Woody Myers joins Governor's race

Dr. Woody Myers officially announced his plan to run for Governor of Indiana.
Dr. Woody Myers Enters Governor's Race
Myers announces candidacy

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — Former Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Woody Myers is running for Governor of Indiana.

Dr. Myers, who is running to become the Democratic nominee for Governor, made the campaign announcement in front of the former Wishard Hospital Emergency Room in Indianapolis, where he used to see patients and teach critical care and emergency medicine.

"I'm running for Governor because Indiana has too many pre-existing conditions that typical politicians just can't treat," Myers said. "And treating tough problems is what I do."

Dr. Myers pledged to focus on education, health care and job creation during the campaign.

"I learned very early in my career that the people with the best health were the people who got the best health care," Myers said. "The people with the best insurance are the people with the best jobs. And the people with the best jobs are the people with the best education. All Hoosiers deserve the best schools, the best health care and a state that is creating jobs and opportunities for workers and their families faster than wages are rising."

Dr. Myers served under Governors Evan Bayh and Robert D. Orr and currently owns Myers Ventures LLC and consults for a variety of hospitals, health care companies and provider organizations.

Congressman Baron Hill, who introduced Dr. Myers at the campaign announcement, will serve as his campaign chairman.