Jim Lamon, a Phoenix-area businessman, announced Monday his is entering the race to challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Kelly next year.
Lamon is the first Republican to officially enter the race for U.S. Senate in Arizona.
In a news release from the campaign, Lamon said he “wants to put America first, secure the border, and streamline the federal government.”
Lamon has never held public office but is an Army veteran.
He also is the founder of a Scottsdale-based solar engineering and construction company.