Jason Stewart is a CR graduate and Army veteran

Camden’s Jason Stewart has announced he plans to run as a Republican for the General Assembly’s 17th District Senate seat.

Stewart, a native of Magnolia, made the announcement in an Oct. 25 press release, however, he has not yet filed with the Kent County elections commission.

The 17th District covers parts of Dover, Camden, and Wyoming and currently is held by Democrat Brian Bushweller.

Bushweller has announced his retirement from the General Assembly.

W. Charles “Trey” Paradee III already has filed for the seat to run as a Democrat. Paradee currently fills the House of Representatives 29th District seat.