Dr. Woody Myers Joins Race for Governor

Dr. Woody Myers Joins Race for Governor

Indianapolis, IND – Former Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Woody Myers today announced he is filing papers to officially run for Governor of Indiana.  Myers made the campaign announcement in front of the former Wishard Hospital Emergency Room in Indianapolis where he used to see patients and teach critical care and emergency medicine.  

Flanked by his wife Stacy and former Congressman Baron Hill, Dr. Myers told supporters that he’s running to become the Democratic nominee for Governor. 

“I’m running for Governor because Indiana has too many pre-existing conditions that typical politicians just can’t treat,” Myers said.  “And treating tough problems is what I do.”

Myers pledged to focus on education, health care and job creation during the campaign.

“I learned very early in my career that the people with the best health were the people who got the best health care,” Myers said. “The people with the best insurance are the people with the best jobs. And the people with the best jobs are the people with the best education.  All Hoosiers deserve the best schools, the best health care and a state that is creating jobs and opportunities for workers and their families faster than wages are rising.”

The Indianapolis native was the youngest state health commissioner in Indiana history and served under both Governors Evan Bayh and Robert D. Orr. He said that’s an example of the bipartisanship he would bring to the state if elected.  

Myers is a nationally-recognized leader in the development of medical quality initiatives and advanced health care management programs.  He is currently the owner of Myers Ventures LLC and consults for a variety of hospitals, health care companies and provider organizations.  

Dr. Myers was introduced at the event by former Indiana Congressman Baron Hill, who is serving as his campaign chairman.

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