Andrew White, son of former Texas Governor Mark White, has officially announced his own candidacy for governor in the 2018 Democrat Primary.

Andrew’s father, Mark White Jr., also ran as a democrat and served as the 43rd Governor of Texas, from 1983 to 1987. He has also served as Texas’ Secretary of State and Attorney General.

Now Andrew White, 45, seeks to fallow in his father’s footsteps. White describes himself as a “common sense Democrat”. In an official announcement speech, White says, “With a career in business, I’ve never spent a day as a politician, and I won’t play political games.”

Both Valdez and White will join a list of at least six others competing in the 2018 democratic primary, all of which seek to challenge incumbent Republican Governor Greg Abbott.

Voting in the 2018 Democrat and Republican primaries in Texas will be held on March 6th.

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