Former state Labor Commissioner John C. Brooks wants his old job back – again.
Brooks has filed for the Democratic nomination for state labor commissioner, a post he held from 1977 until 1993, before losing in the Democratic primary to Harry Payne. Brooks tried a comeback at age 71 four years ago, coming in second in a Democratic primary.
Also running in the Democratic primary is Marlowe Foster, a lobbyist active in Democratic politics.
Another name from the past, attorney Marcus Williams of Lumberton has resurfaced. He is challenging 8th District Congressman Larry Kissell in the primary.
Williams has twice run for the U.S. Senate and once for governor.