RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — Durham County District Attorney Satana DeBerry will run for the North Carolina Attorney General Democratic nomination, according to her publicist and her daughter.
DeBerry, a Democrat, will run against Rep. Jeff Jackson for the 2024 nod.
“The people of North Carolina deserve an Attorney General who is fair, firm, and consistent. An Attorney General who will go to work for them every day no matter where they come from or who they are. My life’s work has been dedicated to putting the people above politics and the people’s business first, as Attorney General of this state, that’s exactly what I will do,” Satana said in a statement Friday afternoon.
Deberry started as a criminal defense attorney in her hometown of Hamlet, and has served two terms as Durham County district attorney, according to her publicist.
Duplin County attorney Charles M. Ingram and Fayetteville lawyer Tim Dunn also have announced bids for the Democratic nomination to become North Carolina’s top law enforcement officer. Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop said in August he would seek the GOP nomination. Primary elections are March 5.
A Republican hasn’t been elected attorney general in North Carolina in over 100 years. Current Attorney General Josh Stein, a Democrat, is running for governor.