Sen. Tamara Barringer, a Cary Republican, said Wednesday she is considering a run for statewide office.
Asked about running for Attorney General, which will likely be an open seat with Democrat Roy Cooper preparing to run for governor, Barringer said "all are in the mix."
Barringer said that she and her family are talking about her running statewide, and no decisions have been made.
"I'm in the evaluation period right now," she said. "I'm not ruling anything out."
Barringer was appointed to the Senate in October 2012, filling a vacancy left by Richard Stevens. She won the seat in November of that year and was re-elected last year.
She is known as an advocate for foster children and for legislation overhauling the state Business Court.
Barringer is an attorney who teaches at the UNC-Chapel Hill business school.