Dr. Jason Martin

Dr. Jason Martin, from Martin for Gov.

From the Tennessee Lookout:

Dr. Jason Martin, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Sumner Regional Medical Center, has made official what’s been rumored for months: He’s running for governor.

Martin made the announcement at Meharry Hospital in Nashville Monday morning after launching  an exploratory committee a month ago. He has appointed Keith Maune, founder of a Nashville technology company, as treasurer. State law requires appointment of a treasurer before a candidate can begin raising money.

“Our pain was never reflected in Gov. Bill Lee’s words. Our pain was never reflected in Gov. Bill Lee’s actions,” said Martin. “The people who are supposed to be leading us are working against us.”

“We need leaders who will tell the truth,” Martin added, noting the pandemic has exposed inequities in society and in healthcare.

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