Kansas Democratic House Leader Jim Ward is finally jumping into the race for governor.
Ward ended months of speculation with his announcement Saturday at a Wichita union hall.
“I wanna move Kansas forward," he told the crowd. "I love Kansas. There’s no other place I would rather call home.”
Ward says he wants to bring strong jobs and good public schools back to Kansas, but he says his first priority as governor would be repairing the state’s economy. If elected, Ward says he wants to conduct top-to-bottom reviews of all state government agencies.