ORANGE COUNTY – Your newest state representative has his work cut out for him in 2014 as he’ll have to fight for his seat before ever officially sitting in it.

Representative Graig Meyer was appointed to the House 50 seat in late October and was sworn in on November 7. However, the General Assembly doesn’t reconvene for the short session until May 14, and the 2014 Primary is May 6.

Rep. Meyer replaced Valerie Foushee who replaced Sen. Ellie Kinnaird in Senate District 23. Both seats were highly sought after as five OrangeCounty residents announced their intention to fill the House seat; seven people said they wanted the appointment to the Senate.

The filing period for the North Carolina Legislature this year is February 10-28.

Tune in to the WCHL Morning News at 7:06 a.m. as Ran Northam talks with Rep. Meyer about his plans for 2014 as far as securing his seat in the House.