Mike Collier became the first Democrat to announce a statewide 2014 campaign, Friday. Collier is running for the soon-to-be vacant Texas Comptroller seat.

Collier is a the Chief Financial Officer for a Houston-based petroleum company. He is touting his experience as a businessman and promises a commitment to transparency. On his website, Collier says:

“For too long, the people we’ve hired to mind Texas’ tax dollars have been more interested in their political ambition than in holding politicians accountable. Texas needs a Comptroller who has the courage to tell taxpayers the truth and who has the know-how to hold the Texas legislature accountable. As a business leader, financial professional, and Democrat, Mike will bring a fresh perspective to Texas government and drive real reform in Austin.”

If he makes it past the primary, Collier could face one of four GOP opponents in the general election. Sen. Glenn Hegar, Rep. Harvey Hilderbran, former Rep. Raul Torres and former gubernatorial candidate Debra Media are all vying for the republican nomination.

More Democrats are expected to announce their political plans once Wendy Davis decides if she will run for governor. That announcement is expected around Labor Day.