Matthew McConaughey says he’s contemplating run for Texas governor
TYLER, Texas (KETK) — East Texas native Matthew McConaughey stated Wednesday that he’s contemplating a gubernatorial run.
In a podcast referred to as The Balanced Voice, the 51-year-old actor, professor and creator appeared open to the thought.
“Ought to your subsequent management position ever embrace you, you realize, working for governor of this excellent state, we would be very pleased,” podcast host and Crime Stoppers CEO Rania Mankarious stated.
“I hear you. It is a true consideration,” McConaughey responded.
Earlier within the interview, McConaughey talked about waiting for future “management roles.”
“I am trying into now what’s my management position,” McConaughey stated. “I do suppose I’ve some issues to show and share. What’s my class in my subsequent chapter of life that I am going into now?”
Whereas this might be his first main journey into politics, McConaughey has been concerned with the state for a while now. He graduated from Longview Excessive Faculty and at present works as a professor for the College of Texas at Austin’s Moody Faculty of Communication.
McConaughey helped Texas out when the state went right into a freeze in February by making a digital profit to assist winter storm victims within the state.
He has alluded to the thought of working in 2022 earlier than, saying that his working could be “as much as the individuals greater than it might me.”
In March, he launched a PSA with Gov. Greg Abbott about the significance of social distancing.
Whether or not McConaughey decides to run or not, the seat of Texas governor will probably be up for election Nov. 8, 2022.