Chris Doughty, a Massachusetts businessman and Brigham Young University graduate, plans to run for Massachusetts governor.

The news: Doughty, who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced his decision to run for governor in a video released Wednesday.

Why it matters: This is an instant callback to Mitt Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who served as Massachusetts governor from 2003 to 2007.

Details: Doughty is currently an investor, partner in Capstan Industries, and president of Capstan Atlantic, in Wrentham, Massachusetts.

  • He graduated from BYU in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
  • He served as a missionary in Southern Argentina during that time.
  • Doughty received an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.
  • Doughty has six children and four grandchildren.

State of the race: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican, said he would not seek reelection.