Spring Lake Mayor Chris Rey on Tuesday filed to run for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary.
Rey is a major in the Virginia National Guard, an adjunct professor of criminal justice and executive director of a Fayetteville health-care provider for uninsured people suffering from chronic conditions. He also has a law degree from William & Mary.
Rey is in his third term as mayor of the town of 13,000, which is nestled against Ft. Bragg and Pope Air Force Base. He was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
He is running against party favorite Deborah Ross of Raleigh and Durham businessman Kevin Griffin.
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