Long-time NC House of Representative Member, Marian McLawhorn, arrived at the Pitt county Board of Elections, an hour before the filing period ended, Wednesday.
The incumbent is going for her 8th term in office against 2 Republican challengers, Jack Wall And Brian Brown.
McLawhorn, a Democrat, has held the seat for seven terms and some believed she may not run for office this year, after district lines changed.
"I'm really excited about filing, this is my eighth time to file and I'm just delighted to be here to do." said McLawhorn.
McLawhorn says she waited until the last day due to a illness in the family and sessions in Raleigh.
Click on the link below to see which other candidates filed Wednesday.