Matthew McConaughey Decides If He Will Run For Texas Governor Or Not


Actor Matthew McConaughey has been considering running for governor of Texas. He lives in Texas and often participates in charity events to help his state. However, he ultimately decided against running for governor at this time. Matthew released a video sharing his decision on his social media pages.

He said, “Over the past two years, I’ve been working on the answer to the question of how I can be most useful in this life going forward. Useful to myself, useful to my family and to the most amount of people. As a simple kid born in the little town of Uvalde, Texas, it never occurred to me that I would one day be considered for political leadership. It’s a humbling and inspiring path to ponder. It is also a path that I am choosing not to take at this moment.” Watch the entire video below.


Matthew McConaughey decided not to run for governor of Texas


Matthew felt he had to say something after reports showed that most people backed him being governor instead of Gov. Greg Abbott and candidate Beto O’Rourke. Matthew previously shared that he wasn’t really a politician type but thought it could be useful in today’s political climate. While he thought he could make a difference, it just wasn’t the right time for him to enter a new career.

RELATED: Actor Matthew McConaughey Leads Gov. Abbott In Texas Poll

THE DARK TOWER, Matthew McConaughey, 2017. ©Columbia Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

While the news may disappoint some fans, ultimately Matthew had to decide what was best for him and his family. What did you think about Matthew potentially running for governor of Texas? Share your thoughts in the comments!

SERENITY, Matthew McConaughey, 2019. © Aviron Pictures / courtesy Everett Collection

RELATED: Howard Stern Warns Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Matthew McConaughey About Starting Political Careers

Show comments
Published by

Recent Posts

Celine Dion Cancels Rest Of Tour Due To Health Problems

Singer Celine Dion has sadly canceled the rest of her world tour. She had 16…

2 hours ago

Shania Twain Opens Up About Her Diagnosis And Fearing She Would Never Sing Again

Shania Twain is opening up about her health diagnosis and the scary reason she almost…

3 hours ago

Kelly Rizzo Shares Tribute To Late Husband Bob Saget Following His Funeral

Bob Saget's funeral was held on Friday and over 300 people were in attendance to…

5 hours ago

‘Dynasty’ Star Joan Collins Shows Off Her Impressive Legs At 88 Years Old

Joan Collins is channeling her inner Alexis with a new Instagram photo. The 88-year-old, best…

7 hours ago

Couple Celebrates 81st Anniversary After Friends Told Them It ‘Wouldn’t Last’

A couple celebrated their 81st anniversary recently after their friends had originally told them way…

7 hours ago

Christina Applegate On She And ‘The Sweetest Thing’ Co-Star Selma Blair Both Having MS

Christina Applegate, who was recently diagnosed with MS, is now reflecting on the fact that…

8 hours ago