Democrat Michael Wilensky announced July 31 he is running for the House District 79 seat currently held by Republican state Rep. Tom Taylor.

Michael Wilensky.

A Sandy Springs native, Wilensky is a small business owner, a trial attorney and president of the Ashford Chase neighborhood’s homeowners’ association,  according to his website.

He’s also a member of the city of Dunwoody’s Sustainability Committee, the Rotary Club of Dunwoody and the Dunwoody Perimeter Chamber.

Taylor was elected to the seat in 2010.

Wilensky stated his priorities include transportation, education and equality.

 Republican state Sen. Fran Millar, also of Dunwoody, faces Democratic challenger Sally Harrell.

Elections for both seats will be in 2018.