Walt Havenstein, former CEO of Science Applications International Corp. and BAE Systems, intends to run for governor in New Hampshire as a Republican, Concord Monitor reported April 2.
Havenstein has also filed the documents to form his campaign committee, according to the report.
“Our state is at a critical juncture, and I believe my experience, ideas, and leadership are what is needed to address the many challenges facing New Hampshire,” he said.
“This race is about leadership and the ability to create a competitive environment for job growth,” added Jamie Burnett, his lead adviser.
“New Hampshire is at an economic crossroads, and this campaign will be about who is best suited to ensure that this state remains a great place in which to live, work and raise a family.”
Havenstein led BAE from 2007 to 2009 and then led SAIC for three years.
Andrew Hemingway is another Republican running in the primary, the Concord Monitor reports.