Former Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. says he's not planning to run for lieutenant governor even though he filed paperwork creating a campaign committee for this year's race.
Folsom said Monday the filing on Friday was required by Alabama's new campaign finance law because he has a small balance left from his 2010 campaign.
Folsom says some people have encouraged him to seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor this year, but he has no plans. Friday is the qualifying deadline for Democratic and Republican candidates. Former state Rep. James Fields of Cullman is seeking the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.
Folsom served three terms as lieutenant governor. He was defeated by Republican Kay Ivey in 2010.