Under the plan, all of Georgetown County will be in the same congressional district. It is currently split between the 1st and 6th districts.
The 7th District, created because of the state's population growth, includes Horry County and the Pee Dee.
Viers grew up in Socastee and was elected to the state House in 2002. He graduated from the USC School of Law in 2007 and is a practicing attorney.
“The Pee Dee deserves a principled conservative leader who will go to Washington focused on the next generation and not the next election,” Viers said in announcing his run for Congress.
He said he would have voted against the bill that passed Congress this week raising the debt ceiling and creating a framework for deficit reduction.