Campaign links: Richard Hudson (R-NC-8)
Richard Lane Hudson, Jr.
Richard Hudson Congressional Candidate North Carolina District 8
Richard Hudson was born in Franklin, Virginia on November 4, 1971. From age four, Richard was raised in North Carolina, and graduated from Myers Park High School in Charlotte in 1990. He then attended UNC Charlotte, serving as Student Body President and Chairman of the College Republicans at UNC Charlotte before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History.
Richard learned about hard work from his father, working construction jobs from an early age and waiting tables to help himself through college. He learned about public service from his mother, a longtime public school teacher. Throughout his professional career, Richard has drawn upon these lessons to get results for the people he has served.
Richard worked for the 1996 Richard Vinroot for Governor campaign and later served as Communications Director of the North Carolina Republican Party. He was then named District Director for Congressman Robin Hayes and led the Congressman’s Concord and Rockingham offices for six years. In 2005, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) named Richard Chief of Staff and he later served in the same capacity for Congressman John Carter (R-TX). In 2008, Richard was named Campaign Manager of Pat McCrory for Governor. In 2009, he was appointed Chief of Staff to Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX) and served in that role for over two years.
Richard is the owner of Cabarrus Marketing Group, which provides marketing, strategic communications consulting and business development services to small businesses. His present and past volunteer leadership service includes membership on the Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Board of Trustees, Board of Governors of the UNC Charlotte Alumni Association, Board of Managers of the West Cabarrus YMCA, Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees and Board Member of the Republican Club of Capitol Hill. Richard was named North Carolina Young Republican Man of the Year in 1998. He is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Richard is married to the former Renee Howell. They attend Crossroads Church in Concord.