State Rep. Joshua Evans of Greenbrier has announced plans to seek the Republican nomination for the 25th District seat in the Tennessee Senate next year. The 25th District includes Dickson, Cheatham, Hickman, Humphreys and Robertson counties after being redrawn in 2011. Evans has represented the 66th District in the state House of Representatives for the past five years. He is the second Republican to formally announce plans to challenge incumbent Jim Summerville of Dickson in next year’s primary. Former state Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield also has announced his candidacy and Wayne White of Slayden, who has twice run for the 69th District House seat, is reported to be considering a challenge as well. “It has been an honor to serve in the General Assembly, and I look forward to the opportunity to serve in the Senate and continue the fight for Tennessee’s families, to reduce our tax burden, improve our schools and to develop an environment where business owners can succeed and create jobs,” Evans said in his formal announcement Tuesday. A graduate of Greenbrier High School and Middle Tennessee State University, Evans owns Evans Video Enterprise, a video production and marketing company, and The UPS Store in Springfield and is a volunteer firefighter and first responder. He served as an alderman in Greenbrier 2004-12 and was elected to the 66th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. Summerville has said he plans to seek a second four-year term after winning the seat in 2010. Roberts held the 18th District seat in the Senate until redistricting moved Robertson County into the 25th District. The deadline to qualify for the 2014 primary is April 3. Primaries will be held Aug. 7 and the winners face off in the general election Nov. 4, 2014.