Freshman state Sen. Eric Mansfield formally announced Monday he is seeking the Democratic nomination for the state's No. 2 post.
“In my short time in the state Senate, I’ve had the chance to look under the hood of state government without becoming part of the machinery," the Fayetteville physician said in a statement. "I’ve seen what works and what doesn’t, and we need to make sure that the policies we pursue are in the best interest of the people of this state. I firmly believe people and policy are more important than politics."