According to his campaign office,former U.S. Congressman Mike Ross will formally announce Wednesday morning his candidacy for governor in the Democratic primary in 2014.

As a former Congressman Ross, who is also a former small business owner and state senator, represented the Fourth Congressional District, including Logan County, will make the announcement in his hometown of Prescott, where he will be surrounded by family, friends and supporters.

The announcement will be followed by a statewide tour, with similar announcements in Texarkana, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Jonesboro and Little Rock on Wednesday, and visits to more than 30 communities across the state over the next ten days.

The Fort Smith announcement is set for 11:40 a.m. at the Fort Smith Regional Airport, Parking Lot, 6700 McKennon Boulevard.