Jerguson will run for the State House District 21 seat, which has been redrawn to include Holly Springs, Hickory Flat, BridgeMill and the Arnold Mill Road and Highway 140 corridors.
“Too much is at stake, our conservative values need a leader that will stand bold in the face of opposition,” Jerguson said in a news release. “I have a track record of standing up for small business and our family values. As your state representative, I have used my experience to deliver conservative reforms to cut government spending, lower taxes, and get our families back to work. The task is not complete, there is much to be done.”
Jerguson is being challenged by Holly Springs resident Scot Turner, who announced his plans to run for the seat last month.
Jerguson, 40, was first elected to the House in 2006 and was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.
Before ascending into state politics, Jerguson served as a Holly Springs City Council member between 2002 and 2004.
Jerguson, owner of Hi Caliber Firearms, lives in Holly Springs with his wife, Kate, and their two children.