Another Republican has thrown his hat into the campaign for the state Senate District 18 seat.
Michael Schriver, who ran for state Senate in 2010, has announced his candidacy for the seat, which covers Franklin County and portions of eastern Wake County. Schriver is from Franklin County.
“The dynamics of the districts have changed, and I am in a strong position to represent the people of District 18, having many community and business relationships throughout Franklin County and eastern Wake County to respond to the challenges we are facing on a state level,” Schriver said.
In 2010, Schriver lost the race for the District 7 Senate seat to incumbent Democratic Sen. Doug Berger by 52 percent to 48 percent.
This year, the General Assembly redrew legislative maps. The new Senate District 18 is a bit more favorable for Republicans than the old Senate District 7.
Berger has announced his intention to seek another term. Two other Republicans have indicated their intentions to run also: State Rep. Glen Bradley of Franklin County and former legislative aide Chad Barefoot, who lives in Wake County.