5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is tracking updates as the 2022 race for Minnesota governor takes shape.
Here is a list of those who have announced their candidacy, so far:
Sen. Michelle Benson
- Benson, R-Ham Lake, declared she was running for governor at a campaign event in Blaine.
Sen. Paul Gazelka
- Former Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka announced his candidacy after stepping down as majority leader.
- Former Sen. Scott Jensen is running for his party’s gubernatorial nomination.
Mayor Mike Murphy
- Mike Murphy announced he was running for governor in February, less than a month after he was sworn in as mayor of Lexington.
- Neil Shah, a dermatologist based in St. Anthony, announced his candidacy in August.
- Marti, the owner of Marti Electric in Kasson, announced his candidacy in May.
Gov. Tim Walz has not officially announced but has indicated interest in running for re-election.