Asheboro City Council member Eddie Burks has announced he will challenge Sen. Richard Burr in the May primary:

“After testing the political waters across the state during the past few months, I believe that many citizens of North Carolina are ready for a change in the U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Richard Burr. Yes, I am a Republican and believe the conservative platform of the GOP offers greater hope of restoring our nation than what we are seeing in the capital today,” Burks said in a statement announcing his candidacy.

Burks’ campaign Web site here.