WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington attorney Thom Goolsby announced Wednesday he's running for the state Senate.
Goolsby plans to run against state Senator Julia Boseman for the District 9 seat that represents New Hanover County.
While the election isn't until 2010, Goolsby says he's ready to start campaigning now.
Goolsby is the former chair of the New Hanover County Republican Party. He has also been a candidate for the state Attorney General and the House of Representatives.
Goolsby says his biggest platform will be spending. He believes state leaders are running up a huge deficit and over-taxing citizens in the process.