Former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer formally announced he will run for California Governor, according to his website and a campaign video posted to YouTube.
Faulconer, a vocal critic of Gov. Gavin Newsom, says he will run in 2022. It is not clear if Faulconer will run in a potential recall election if that effort gets enough verified signatures.
He joins businessman and former gubernatorial candidate John Cox and billionaire venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya as potential challengers to Newsom.