Deborah_RossRALEIGH—A former state legislator is hoping to unseat Republican U.S. Senator Richard Burr.

Deborah Ross announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination in a video shortly after Tuesday night’s Democractic presidential debate.

Ross served in the house for 10 years before leaving in 2013 to become a transit authority attorney. Spring Lake mayor Chris Rey and state senator Joel Ford of Charlotte have also decided to or are considering entering the race.