After months of what he called an "exploratory phase", Democratic State Senator, Jack Hatch of Des Moines, announced today (Monday) he is running for governor.
Hatch says he wants to continue fighting for Iowans as governor.
Hatch was critical of Governor Branstad's economic policies, saying the jobs being created are low wage.
He was asked how he would create more jobs, and referenced Branstad's campaign pledge for creating jobs.
He says the state economic development director and governor shouldn't be paying companies outside the state to create jobs.
Hatch will appear at Sioux Gateway Airport at 6:30pm Monday evening to hold a news conference on his announcement.