State Rep. W. Charles “Trey” Paradee III announced Oct. 6 he will seek the 17th District Delaware Senate seat now held by fellow Democrat Brian Bushweller.

Bushweller, 71, has announced his retirement from the General Assembly at the end of his current term in 2018. He has served the 17th District, which includes Dover, Camden and Wyoming, since 2008.

Paradee represents the state’s 29th District, which includes Cheswold, parts of Clayton and Smyrna and areas west of Dover and Wyoming.