Governor Matt Mead's Communications Director Renny MacKay released the following statement In response to Thursday's announcement by Suprintendent of Public Inatruction Cindy Hill that she will run for Governor in 2014:

Governor Mead is focused on the job at hand. He will decide and announce his future plans, political or otherwise, at the appropriate time. With the Legislature in session, with the urgent needs of the Department of Education, Governor Mead does not feel this is the time to launch a campaign for an election that is roughly two years away.