State Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley announced Wednesday she will be a candidate for her current seat next year.
Beasley was a state appeals court judge when Gov. Bev Perdue in December appointed her to the vacant Supreme Court seat created when Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson retired.
Beasley said she will formally file in February for the election in November 2014.
She served on the Court of Appeals from 2009 to 2012, and was a district court judge in Cumberland County from 1999 to 2008.
She received her law degree at the University of Tennessee.