Another candidate has entered the already crowded field for the Utah Governor’s race.

Chris Peterson declared his candidacy for governor of Utah Wednesday.

Peterson, a University of Utah law professor and former Obama Administration official, plans to compete for the Democratic Party’s nomination.

Peterson says the focus of his campaign will be about protecting the dignity of working families and advocating for accountability in state politics.  

According to his biography, Peterson previously worked as a special advisor in the U.S. Department of Defense where he helped protect military service members from predatory lending.

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