Tulsi Gabbard

On Friday, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard announced that she plans to run for president in 2020.

“I have decided to run and will be making a formal announcement within the next week,” Gabbard told CNN's Van Jones.

Gabbard is currently the representative for Hawaiʻi's 2nd Congressional District. She won re-election to her house seat back in November.

In 2002, Gabbard was elected to the Hawaiʻi State Legislature at just 21 years old and was elected into the US House of Representatives in 2012. She also worked for Senator Daniel Akaka.

She is an advocate for veterans, a sustainable economy, access to affordable health care, jobs and quality education.

Gabbard served two tours of duty in the Middle East and continues her service as a major in the Army National Guard.

"There is one main issue that is central to the rest, and that is the issue of war and peace," Gabbard told to Jones. "I look forward to being able to get into this and to talk about it in depth when we make our announcement."