John Harris, son of Rev Mark Harris, running for state House

Eamon Queeney—North State Journal
The floor of theHouse of Representatives in the N.C. General Assembly. (file photo)

APEX — Attorney John Harris, a former federal prosecutor and the son of former U.S. Senate and U.S. House candidate Mark Harris, announced on Tuesday he is seeking election to a suburban Wake County state House seat. 

Harris says his campaign is about serving his community, bringing conservative competence to state government and helping restore a political system that prioritizes the public good over personal or partisan interest. 

His opponent is expected to be two-term Democratic state Rep. Julie von Haefen, who first won in 2018 over Republican Nelson Dollar.