Carl Brewer released the following response to Kansas Rep. Jim Ward's entrance to the race for Kansas governor.
"We face a critical moment where we must work together to overcome the financial setbacks created in Topeka over the past six years. I welcome all candidates to the race who will work to bring this state together and make progress towards a better stronger Kansas."
Other Democrats running for Kansas governor include former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty, Dr. Arden Andersen and 16-year-old Jack Bergeson.
On the Republican side, current Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer announced his bid for the 2018 election, along with Secretary of State Kris Kobach, insurance commissioner Ken Selzer, Wichita businessman Wink Hartman and former state senator Jim Barnett.