CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Democratic state Sen. Joel Ford will have a primary challenger.
Attorney Mujtaba Mohammad announced Wednesday he is entering the race for District 38’s Senate seat.
Mohammad’s priorities include universal pre-kindergarten, criminal justice reform and education.
Last year incumbent Ford finished third in the democratic primary for Charlotte mayor.
Mohammad cites Ford’s voting record and relationship with Republicans as two reasons he is entering the race.
“He’s out of touch and he’s absent and I believe my Senate district, District 38 at least deserves a state senator who is going to show up, who is not going to support a reckless republican agenda,” Mohammad said. “I want to give our governor the veto, I want to give my fellow Democrats in Raleigh a reliable voice that will be dedicated to fighting for District 38.”
In addition to Mohammad, sources told Channel 9 City Councilmember LaWana Mayfield is considering a run against Ford.
Ford declined to comment.
Source: WSOCTV Joe Bruno