Boise businessman and school board member Anthony Joseph "A.J." Balukoff said Thursday he's considering running as a Democrat for governor in 2018.
Balukoff spent more than $3 million of his own funds in a loss to Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter in 2014. Otter won nearly 54 percent of the vote to less than 39 percent for Balukoff.
Otter has said he won't seek reelection next year.
Balukoff, 71, said he's willing to launch another campaign, but his wife is unsure. He plans on making a final decision this fall.