Dan Barrett, an accountant in Davie County who was active in the Carolina Hosiery Association, won a Senate seat in a special election in August to replace Sen. Andrew Brock. He and Sen. Joyce Krawiec of Kernersville are two incumbents put in a new district.
The winner in the May primary will face a Democrat in November.
Former GOP Rep. Marilyn Avila of Wake County has filed to regain her seat in November. She started her career in the quality control laboratory at Hanes Hosiery and has championed the Manufacturing Solutions Center.
Sen. Jerry Tillman of Randolph County is one of the few incumbents who will return for the 2019-20 session without a battle. Tillman has championed the legislative agenda for the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center. Sen. Jeff Jackson in Mecklenburg County, a rising star in the Democratic caucus, also is home-free.