Greenville attorney Jason Elliott and long-time Greenville City Council member Lillian Brock Flemming announced Wednesday they will run for seats in the South Carolina legislature.
Elliott, a former district director for U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, will run for the District 22 as a Republican.
Elliott, a former assistant solicitor for the 10th Circuit who now is in private practice, said his plan would focus on creating collaboration between the city, county and state that includes improving roads, infrastructure and livability.
Republican Wendy Nanney represents District 22 now.
Flemming is running for the state Senate District 7 seat now held by Karl B. Allen.
Flemming, who lost the 2012 Democratic primary race for the seat by 412 votes, has been on Greenville City Council since 1981. She is a recruiter for the Greenville County School District.
She said she will give District 7 residents greater representation and cites five critical areas of focus: job creation, education, transportation, senior services and health care.