Under the Dome

Slate of Wake Libertarian Party candidates challenge legislators

Seven Libertarian candidates will file to run for seats in the Wake County delegation of the General Assembly on Wednesday, the state party announced Monday.

The candidates plan to show up at the Wake County Board of Elections in a single group accompanied by Sean Haugh, who will then go to the N.C. Board of Elections office in Raleigh to file for U.S. Sen. Richard Burr’s seat. Haugh ran last year for the seat that U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan lost to Thom Tills.

Here’s the Libertarian slate from Wake:

▪ Brad Hessell, 62, of Raleigh, an investment adviser and “knowledge management consultant,” running for the seat currently occupied by Republican Sen. John Alexander of Raleigh.

▪ Susan Hogarth, 49, of Raleigh, no occupation listed, running against Republican Sen. Tamara Barringer of Cary.

▪ Brian Lewis, 43, of Cary, communications technician, running for the seat of Democratic Rep. Duane Hall of Raleigh.

▪ Brian Irving, 67, of Cary, retired Air Force officer and freelance journalist, running for Rep. Nelson Dollar’s seat.

▪ Rob Rose, 49, of Apex, senior support analyst, running for the seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Paul “Skip” Stam of Apex.

▪ Olen Watson, 44, of Raleigh, no occupation listed, running for Democratic Rep. Yvonne Lewis Holley of Raleigh.

▪ David Ulmer, 43, of Raleigh, network engineer, running for the seat held by Republican Rep. Gary Pendleton of Raleigh.