Gosar Says Mead Has Lacked Leadership

May 20, 2014

A Democratic candidate for governor says he is running because he says Governor Matt Mead hasn’t provided the leadership the state needs.  Pete Gosar says Mead has been playing politics with many of his decisions.

“Whether it be Medicaid expansion or climate change or what have you, the governor has just been paying attention to polls and not telling us what he thinks.”

As a member of the state board of education, Gosar says he was upset that Mead did not veto an amendment that kept the board from adopting some peer reviewed science standards for the state. 

“I’m not sure I know one person who believes you should censor what people are able to learn in high school and middle school and our public education system. “

Gosar says he wants to return leadership to the governor’s office.  Gosar had been the state Democratic Party chairman prior to his announcement.