A south Texan has already thrown her hat into the ring for the 2014 Texas gubernatorial race.

Miriam Martinez of Edinburg has announced that she plans to seek the March 2014 Republican nomination for Texas governor.

Martinez attempted to run for state representative, House District 41 in 2012 as a Republican, but lost to Democrat Bobby Guerra.

She says that her campaign will focus on key issues such as job creation, education, child support, and immigration but also says that she thinks “it’s time for a woman to do the job.”

Martinez, a naturalized U.S. citizen, owns a broadcasting production company and has served as an international journalist.

Information from this story comes from www.EdinburgPolitics.com.