Josh Owens is the first openly gay man to run for governor of Indiana.
Owens is the CEO of SupplyKick, a tech company based in Indianapolis.
He is seeking the Democrat nomination to challenge Republican Eric Holcomb in the general election in 2020.
A native of Shelbyville, Owens says education will be his main platform with a specific focus on increasing teacher pay and expanding access and affordability of life-long learning for Hoosiers.
He also wants to end discrimination of Hoosiers in the workplace and housing, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.