Richard Hudson has represented North Carolina’s 8th District since first being elected in 2012. In the U.S. House of Representatives, Richard is recognized as a strong conservative, focused on common-sense solutions to support our economy, veterans and families.

As a Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Richard is working to cut federal spending, replace Obamacare with a health care system that puts patients first, reduce drug prices for seniors, and go after all sources of American energy to lower costs for everyone and create jobs.

As Fort Bragg’s Congressman, Richard is focused on supporting our troops, their families, and veterans. He’s sponsored legislation to increase military pay, improve education for military families, and fix the bureaucracy at the VA.

Richard also serves as Chairman of the Agriculture Policy Group where he works to advance conservative reforms that empower North Carolina’s growers, producers, agribusiness leaders and family farms to thrive.

Richard has been rated the most effective legislator from North Carolina, according to the Center for Effective Lawmaking, and the 12th most conservative Member of the House. He is a proven leader on defending the Second Amendment and protecting the unborn.

The 7th generation of his family to live and work in our community, Richard learned about hard work from his father, working construction jobs from an early age and waiting tables to help put 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 values and lessons to get results for the people he has served.

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 and long-time fan of NASCAR.

Richard grew up in Charlotte and graduated from Myers Park High School. He then attended UNC Charlotte, serving as Student Body President before receiving his Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science.

Richard, his wife Renee, and their son Lane live in Concord and attend Crossroads Church.