Democratic state Rep. Scott Drury said he's running for Illinois governor.
The former assistant U.S. attorney from the Chicago suburb of Highwood announced his 2018 bid on Tuesday.
In a news release, Drury said he'll be the independent Democrat in the race.
In January, he was the only Democrat not to vote in favor of House Speaker Michael Madigan's election to a 17th term as speaker. Madigan also serves as chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois.