The race is on for District Attorney for New Hanover and Pender Counties.
Ben David says retired DA John Carriker asked him to run for the office. David says it's a dream of his to be District Attorney and fight for the rights of victims.
David has served as prosecutor in several murder trials, including Paul Cummings' murder trial.
David will not run unopposed. The Republican candidate, Jennifer Harjo, has already taken out an ad in the Star News. Harjo has been practicing law since 1988.