RALEIGH — After a three-judge panel redrew Congressional maps for North Carolina, a current U.S. House member who previously represented Randolph County has announced he will run in a new district that now includes Randolph. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-08) is in his fifth term in the U.S. House serving the N.C.’s eighth congressional district. Hudson represented Moore, Anson, Randolph, Scotland, Hoke and Cumberland in current and previous versions of the 8th District. All or part of those counties are not included in the new 9th District. Hudson represented the southwestern corner of Randolph County as part of the 8th District until redistricting changed the maps for 2018.
In an announcement Thursday, Hudson said he will “stand up to the mandates, threats to our Second Amendment, and big government socialist policies hurting our economy and your family.”
In a North State Journal op-ed this week, Hudson called politicians who supported mask mandates “hypocites” and said, “It’s time to scrap these mandates and give parents the freedom to choose what’s best for their children. If it’s good enough for the politicians, it’s good enough for our kids.”
The new 9th District includes Randolph, Chatham, Moore, Lee, Hoke and Scotland counties as well as portions of Richmond, Harnett and Cumberland.