"After much thought and consultation with my family, friends, and the people of New Hampshire, I am excited to announce today that I am running for Congress in New Hampshire's 1st District," Levi Sanders said in a statement on Tuesday.
"This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard-working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them."
Sanders is running to replace Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter, who announced her retirement in October.
He is the eighth Democrat to enter the primary race; the filing deadline is in June, and the primary election is in September.
The Senator's son said on his website that he has been a resident of New Hampshire for 15 years.
Sanders also advocates for a universal Medicare system and free college tuition, issues his father has championed, and vowed to address the opioid crisis in the state. (ANI)