Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt has filed documents to run as a Republican for governor.
Laxalt made it official Tuesday at the Secretary of State's office in Las Vegas, ahead of a June 12 primary that will pit him against state Treasurer Dan Schwartz and several other lesser-known GOP candidates.
Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak and Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani are the best-known Democratic nominees in the campaign to replace term-limited Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval.
Candidates' filings are due by Friday.
Adam Laxalt won election as the state's top law enforcement official in 2014.
He's a former U.S. Navy judge advocate general who served in Iraq and later taught law at the United States Naval Academy.
His grandfather, Paul Laxalt, was a Republican Nevada governor and U.S. senator.