Republican William Woods officially enters Kentucky governor race

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Published: Jan. 14, 2019 at 11:23 AM EST
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Another Republican has officially entered the race for Kentucky governor.

William Woods of Corinth filed paperwork with the Secretary of State's Office Monday to become the second Republican to seek the party's nomination. His running mate is Justin Miller of Florence.

Woods has stated his intentions to run for governor since March 2018.

The candidate is running on a campaign advocating for generating revenue through legalized marijuana and casino gaming. He is also in favor of keeping state employee pensions at full funding while eliminating state lawmaker pensions. Woods is also against abortion while pro-Second Amendment.

Woods joins state Rep. Robert Goforth as Republicans who have officially filed. Governor Matt Bevin stated last week he still intends to run for re-election, but he hasn't said who his running mate will be.

The candidate unsuccessfully ran as a Republican for a State House race in 2012.