Brad Salmon announced Saturday that he will be a candidate for the NC house district 51 seat currently held by Mike Stone. Salmon made his announcement at a Harnett County Democratic Men's Club meeting held in the Barbeque community in western Harnett County. The 51st district includes western portions of Harnett County and most of Lee County.
Salmon is a lifelong resident of the Mamers community where his family has farmed for generations. A product of the Harnett County public schools, he is a graduate of both North Carolina State University and Campbell University, where he obtained his law degree. Salmon continues to farm while practicing law in Lillington.
In announcing his candidacy he emphasized that, "for too long we have had unsteady, shortsighted leadership representing us in Raleigh." He added that his priorities include, "strengthening our economy, protecting our natural resources and building opportunity through providing an innovative world class public education system."
In 2012 he ran for the NC Senate District 12 seat against Republican Ronald Rabin. He lost a close race (51-49) in a heavily Republican district.