DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Community activist and former Des Moines School Board member Jonathan Narcisse has announced he's running for governor.
The 46-year-old Democrat made the announcement Saturday at a Des Moines community center.
He faces Gov. Chet Culver in the primary election. Culver was elected in 2006.
Narcisse is the first candidate to challenge a sitting governor in a primary since 1994.
He told The Associated Press on Saturday that he isn't running against anyone, he's running for the people of Iowa.
He says Culver is a "good guy" but hasn't gotten the job done.
Narcisse says Iowa needs "honest, effective, accountable leadership that can get results."
If elected, he would be Iowa's first African-American governor.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
2929 Signal Hill Drive Sioux City, IA 51108
Switchboard: 712-239-4100 or 800-234-KTIV(5848)
News: (712) 226-5480
Fax: (712) 239-3025
News Tips: email@example.com