Closings and delays

Representative Mark Walker files for re-election

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Representative Mark Walker

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Representative Mark Walker (R-NC) filed a Notice of Candidacy with the North Carolina State Board of Elections on Friday as he seeks his second term in Congress.

Walker, a Baptist pastor from Greensboro, was first elected to represent North Carolina’s Sixth Congressional District in 2014, securing nearly 60 percent of votes cast.

Rep. Walker succeeded Congressman Howard Coble, who had represented the Sixth District for 30 years. The Sixth District includes portions of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville and Orange counties, and all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry and Stokes counties.

“It has been an honor to represent the people of North Carolina, and I look forward to continuing the work that I was sent to Congress to do,” said Rep. Walker, according to a prepared statement. “Putting people before politics has been more than our campaign slogan – that is how we approach everyday as the people’s Representative. Our country is facing very serious challenges at home and abroad. We need committed conservatives ready fight for North Carolina’s best interests in Washington.”