Independent candidate for governor Jeff McCormick has named Tracy Post, a member of the Board of Selectmen in Yarmouth, to be his running mate.
The announcement was made Thursday on Cape Cod.
McCormick and Post were also planning a stop in Boston later in the morning.
Post formerly headed of the Yarmouth Planning Board and is a longtime volunteer in town. She works as office manager for Cape Cod Aggregates Corp. in Barnstable.
McCormick, a Boston venture capitalist, officially entered the governor's race in February. He has until July 29 to submit the signatures of at least 10,000 registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.
Five Democrats, two Republicans and two other independent candidates are also vying to succeed Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, who is not seeking re-election.