RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Attorney General Roy Cooper officially filed to run for governor of North Carolina Tuesday.
Cooper launched his campaign in Rocky Mounty in October but filed with the State Board of Elections on Tuesday.
“I’m excited to move forward with a race that will focus on building an economy that will lift the incomes of North Carolinians and help our small businesses grow,” said Cooper.
In October, he said growing up in Eastern North Carolina, he felt the state was on the right path.
“But no longer. The crowd that is in charge in Raleigh is leading us down the wrong path,” he said.
The state, he said, “can set a new direction.”
Cooper served in the General Assembly until 2000, when he won election as attorney general.
He has won easily as attorney general in recent years and ran unopposed in 2012.