Democrat Abeni El-Amin has announced her plans to seek the newly created House District 38 seat.
El-Amin is executive director of Project Ricochet Inc. of North Carolina, which is an organization in Raleigh that seeks to “combat youth violence and youth murders,” El-Amin said. She said that Project Ricochet seeks to pull together various resources to help youth combat violence.
No incumbent resides in District 38, which is in northeast Raleigh.
District 38 is a majority-minority district and a solid Democratic district.
El-Amin, in a press release, said that her candidacy assumes that the freshly drawn redistricting maps would be in place for next year’s election. She said that if the current maps are used or if other maps are drawn, she would not challenge two other Wake County Democrats, Reps. Deborah Ross or Rosa Gill.