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State Rep. Alecia Webb-Edgington, R-Fort Wright, is running for the seat of retiring U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., the northern Kentucky lawmaker announced Monday.

She will file her paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance later today. She is the first candidate to file for Davis’s seat.

Webb-Edgington says she is seeking to “follow the example” of Davis and former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning.

“We need more leaders who are problem solvers willing to work towards consensus on very difficult decisions. It is essential for our future that we act now to get our fiscal house in order, turn back the tide of ever-increasing debt and deficits and avoid the crippling economic effects that will result from unrestrained government spending,” she says.

Sever other GOP candidates are expected to seek the seat and announce in the coming weeks.