- File photo
Democratic State Rep. Pete Lee, an attorney and former small business owner, says he'll run for the state Senate in 2018 ("A just fight," June 28).
Lee, in his fourth and final term representing House District 18, wants to succeed Democrat Michael Merrifield in Senate District 11. Merrifield, elected in 2014, has decided not to seek another term.
"I want to continue Senator Merrifield's work to improve the lives of Springs residents in SD11," Lee said in a release. Lee has focused on the economy and justice.