Under the Dome

Holly Springs councilwoman to seek Stam’s NC House seat

A Republican member of the Holly Springs Town Council announced Thursday that she’ll run for Rep. Paul Stam’s N.C. House seat.

Linda Hunt Williams has been on the town council for six years. She’s a U.S. Navy veteran who worked as a staffer for former U.S. Sen. Lauch Faircloth.

“Throughout my time on the town council, I have advocated for efficient and effective government services and economic development,” Williams said in a news release. “In the North Carolina House, I will continue to use my conservative principles to create jobs, improve education and ensure fiscal responsibility.”

Stam, an Apex Republican who serves as speaker pro tem, announced in September that he won’t seek reelection, leaving a vacancy in a GOP-leaning western Wake district.

If Williams wins the Republican primary in March, she’ll likely face former Wake County Commissioner Lindy Brown in the November election. Brown announced her plans to run for the seat last month.