Democratic State Rep. Tyler Olson says he will run for governor of Iowa in 2014. The 37-year-old announced his plans in Cedar Rapids Tuesday morning.
Olson will make a campaign stop in Sioux City on Thursday at the Western Iowa Tech Community College Student Center at 1pm.
He says it's time for a fresh perspective and new ideas in the governor's office, telling the Associated Press that "Iowans are ready to begin the next 30 years."
Olson recently stepped down from his role as Democratic Party Chairman. He is currently serving his fourth term in the state House.
Republican Governor Terry Branstad has not announced if he will run again next year, though he is fundraising and adding staff to his campaign operation.
Another Democrat, state Senator Jack Hatch, of Des Moines, is also exploring a run for governor.
AP contributed to this story