Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis plans to announce Monday that he will run for state senate in New Jersey.
"All indications are that he will run," said a Democratic source.
Nominating petitions were circulated on Lewis' behalf over the weekend.
If Lewis goes through with his planned 2 p.m. announcement in Mount Holly Monday, Lewis would become Burlington County's third athlete turned politician in recent years.
Legislative candidates have until 4 p.m. to file their petitions.
Lewis would face Republican state Sen. Dawn Addiego for the senate seat which covers the solidly Republican east side of Burlington County.
Last year, former Eagle Jon Runyan, a Republican, won the congressional seat which covers much of Burlington and Ocean counties. But in 2007, former Flyer Brian Propp, ran for an assembly seat as a Republican and lost.