Richard Hudson wins in new Congressional seat

ASHEBORO — Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC08) will return to the U.S. House as the representative for North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District based on unofficial results Tuesday night.

With about two-thirds of the precincts reporting, Hudson had more than 80% of the vote in a lopsided victory over Democratic candidate Ben Clark.

After a three-judge panel redrew Congressional maps for North Carolina, Hudson announced he would run in the new ninth district that includes Chatham, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Scotland counties. Hudson is in his fifth term in the U.S. House serving the N.C.’s eighth congressional district.

Randolph County has been represented by Ted Budd (R-NC13) since redistricting placed the county in the 13th District. Budd was elected to the U.S. Senate Tuesday night.

By Randolph Record