Rhode Island Treasurer Magaziner announces run for governor

RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner announces his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for governor on September 14, 2021. Photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner says he’s running for governor next year.

Tuesday’s announcement likely pits three of the state’s general officers against each other for the Democratic nomination.

Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea announced her candidacy in May and incumbent Gov. Daniel McKee is expected to run. Dr. Luis Daniel Muñoz, who ran for governor as an independent in 2018, has said he’ll run again.

Magaziner made the announcement at an under-construction school in Pawtucket.

He said he’s running because the only way to ensure the state has a strong economic recovery is to reject cronyism and old school politics.