Forsyth County State Rep. Tom Knox announced Wednesday that he will seek the Republican nomination for state Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner in 2010.
Knox is the eighth Republican to announce his candidacy for the post now held by John Oxendine, who is running for governor.
Others in the race include University System Compliance Officer John Fuchko; state Sens. Seth Harp and Ralph Hudgens; Peachtree City Mayor Harold Logsdon; businessmen Stephen Northington and Gerry Purcell; and former state legislator Mary Squires, the lone Democrat entered to date.
Knox is chairman of the House Insurance Committee.