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NC House sergeant-at-arms staffer challenges Rep. Grier Martin

Republican Bill Morris announced he’ll run for N.C. House in a district currently represented by Rep. Grier Martin, a Democrat.
Republican Bill Morris announced he’ll run for N.C. House in a district currently represented by Rep. Grier Martin, a Democrat. srocco@newsobserver.com

Bill Morris has spent plenty of time standing in the N.C. House chamber as a sergeant-at-arms staff member.

Now he wants a seat, and he announced this week that he’ll seek Democratic Rep. Grier Martin’s position.

According to a post on Morris’ Facebook page, House Speaker Tim Moore helped with the announcement during a fundraiser at the home of Jim Cain, an attorney and former U.S. ambassador to Denmark.

Morris, a Republican, has worked at the General Assembly for two years. Prior to that, he’s worked as a banker, a builder and a pastor.

He was named a News & Observer “Tar Heel of the Week” in 2012 for his work as founder of Community Outdoor Ministries, where he sought out and assisted homeless people.

Morris will face Martin in House District 34, a Democratic-leaning district that includes portions of downtown Raleigh, West Raleigh and North Raleigh.

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