U.S. Representative Richard Hudson was elected in November 2012 to represent North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District, which includes all or part of 12 counties spanning from Charlotte to Thomasville and across South-Central North Carolina to Robeson County.
In 2012 National Journal recognized Richard as a “rising star” in Congress.
The 7th generation of his family to live and work in the 8th District, 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 retired Cabarrus County public school teacher. Throughout his professional career, Richard has drawn upon these lessons to get results for the people he has served.
Richard is the owner of Cabarrus Marketing Group, which provides marketing, strategic communications consulting and business development services to small businesses. His background also includes extensive public service. Richard served the 8th District as District Director for Congressman Robin Hayes and led the Congressman’s Concord and Rockingham offices for six years. He also served as a Chief of Staff in Washington for five years.
Richard’s 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 and Board of Directors of the Cabarrus Jaycees. Richard is also an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
Richard 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. He then attended UNC Charlotte, serving as Student Body President before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.
Richard and his wife, Renee, live in Concord and attend Crossroads Church.