Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro has created a campaign committee to run for governor in 2018, according to state election records.
Molinaro for New York was registered with the state Board of Elections Wednesday. It's the latest indication that the Republican will enter the 2018 race.
Molinaro has been exploring a gubernatorial bid for months. He has traveled around the state and met with Republican officials. His statewide tour included a stop in Seneca County over the summer.