Onslow Co. School Board member announces bid for state senate

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - Onslow County School Board Member Bob Williams is running for the North Carolina Senate District 6 seat representing Onslow and Jones counties.

The seat is currently held by Republican Harry Brown who serves as the Senate Majority Leader.

Williams was first elected to the Onslow County School Board in May 2014. He's a U.S. Air Force veteran and says he's worked hard to bring transparency to the school district operations.

He's also served as the president of the New River Onslow County Rotary Club, as treasurer of the Brigade Boys and Girls Clubs, and currently sits on the Jacksonville Onslow Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee.

Williams is expected to make the formal announcement at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Onslow County Courthouse.