With the news the Rep. Madison Cawthorn will not be seeking election in Western North Carolina, a familiar face has said that he is considering a run in District 14 — which comprises the majority of the current District 11.
“Soon after Rep. Cawthorn made it public that he wasn’t going to run for re-election in our district, my phone started ringing. I have told people that I am considering it. At this point, I will tell you I’m giving it a very, very serious look,” said Sen. Kevin Corbin (R-Franklin).
Sen. Corbin said the he is happy working in the North Carolina General Assembly and after one term serving in the Senate, a run for Congress may be in the near future.
“My first thought when people asked if I was considering running, was, ‘No, I’m very happy at the Senate,” said Senator Corbin. “Right now in this capacity, I am in a place to do a lot of good for my district,’ and that’s important to me,” said Corbin. “But, I have had a lot of response from across the district asking for me to step up and a lot of people offering to help me in that endeavor, so it is a possibility.”
Sen. Corbin is currently serving his freshman term in the North Carolina Senate, but is no stranger to Raleigh. Sen. Corbin made the move to the Senate after serving two terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives serving NC District 120.
The filing period for Congress opens Dec. 6 and continues until December 17, with the primaries set for March 8. The election for Congress would be in November 2022.