A former Des Moines School Board member who ran for governor in 2010 first as a Democrat, then as a third-party candidate, says he may run for governor again in 2014.
Jonathan Narcisse issued a statement late Saturday night, saying he will consider the race over the holidays and will announce in mid-January whether he’ll run. Narcisse said in recent years he has not been a “proud member” of the Democratic Party because he says the party has abandoned its core principles and become a “lobbying firm for…special interests.”
However, in the statement, Narcisse used all capital letters to say that “under no circumstances” would he run as an independent in 2014. Narcisse was listed on the November, 2010 ballot as the gubernatorial nominee of the “Iowa Party” — a move Narcisse now calls “naive” and “a mistake.”
Narcisse is editor-in-chief of the Iowa Bystander, an African-American newspaper founded in 1894. He also publishes Iowa Fronteras, a Spanish-language newspaper.