Democratic candidate for state Senate District 32, Clark Adams, formally announced his candidacy Monday at the Lauderdale County Courthouse.
Adams, of DeKalb, has lived almost his entire life in Kemper County.
He said he's running for the Senate, he said, with hopes of working for the welfare of all residents. he said it's time to get rid of selfish politics.
"Our part of District 32, we have been suffering for economic development as well as education," said Adams. "And it's time to make some changes. We need to make some changed in this millennium and so it will be better for the next generation."
Adams served 12 years as the city auditor for DeKalb.
He faces the incumbent, state Sen. Sampson Jackson, in Tuesday's Democratic primary.