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State Rep. Karlee Macer Not Running For Governor

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Rep. Karlee Macer (D-Indianapolis) won’t run for governor, she announced Tuesday.

Macer had been exploring a run for governor for months, though she hadn’t taken any formal steps towards a bid. In a statement, the four-term state lawmaker says she’s inspired by the support she’s seen across the state. And Macer says while she’ll continue to focus on policymaking and problem solving, a gubernatorial run won’t be part of that.

Health care executive and former state health commissioner Woody Myers is the only Democrat who’s officially declared for the race. Sen. Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has an exploratory committee for governor.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb launched his re-election bid last month.

Brandon Smith is excited to be working for public radio in Indiana. He has previously worked in public radio as a reporter and anchor in mid-Missouri for KBIA Radio out of Columbia. Prior to that, he worked for WSPY Radio in Plano, Illinois as a show host, reporter, producer and anchor. His first job in radio was in another state capitol, in Jefferson City, Missouri, as a reporter for three radio stations around Missouri. Brandon graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2010, with minors in political science and history. He was born and raised in Chicago.