The name Mike Causey may seem familiar to regular voters. He’s appeared on a lot of ballots, usually as a Republican candidate for insurance commissioner.
Causey announced recently he’ll take another run at the office - his fifth. He’ll likely face a primary. Heather Grant, a nurse practitioner from Wilkesboro who was a U.S. Senate primary candidate last year announced earlier that she’s running.
Incumbent Democrat Wayne Goodwin is seeking reelection to a third term. He defeated Causey in 2012.
Causey, adopt-a-highway coordinator at the state Department of Transportation, also ran three times against Goodwin’s predecessor, Democrat Jim Long.
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Last year, Causey was in the crowded Republican primary in the 6th U.S. House district race to succeed former U.S. Rep. Howard Coble.