He graduated from Myers Park High School in 1990, and from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1996, where he became a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
He was the president of Cabarrus Marketing Group, a small business consulting firm he started in 2011. The business was dissolved after Hudson was elected to Congress in 2012. Active in politics for many years, Hudson served as district director for 8th District Congressman Robin Hayes from 1999 to 2005.
At various times, he served on the staffs of Republicans Virginia Foxx, John Carter and Mike Conaway.
He also served as communications director for the North Carolina Republican Party. 2012 election
Hudson ran for Congress in North Carolina"s 8th congressional district.
The district had been made significantly more Republican in redistricting, losing most of its share of Charlotte and picking up several heavily Republican areas northeast of the city. Richard Hudson spoke at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida on August 28, 2012.
Hudson defeated Kissell with 54 percent of the vote to Kissell"s 46 percent and took office in January 2013.
Committee on Agriculture
Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development, and Cr
Committee on Education and the Workforce
Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
Committee on Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
Subcommittee on Transportation Security (Chair)
Restore Free Speech (Human Resources 127, 113th congress)- the first bill that Republican Hudson ever co-sponsored was to repeal the Johnson Amendment of 1954. He has since co-sponsored other versions on the bill.
Transportation Security Acquisition Reform Acting (Human Resources 2719.
113th Congress) - Hudson introduced this bill into the United States House on July 18, 2013. The bill requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a comprehensive technology acquisition plan.
The Government Accountability Office and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General each found that the TSA"s lack of a technology acquisition plan led to waste, excessive costs, and security failures. This bill was written in response.
The bill passed both Houses of Congress and on 12/18/2012 became Public Law Number.
Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Acting of 2014 (Human Resources 4802. 113th Congress) - Hudson introduced this bill into the House on June 6, 2014. The bill is a reaction to lessons learned from the 2013 Los Angeles International Airport shooting.
The bill was reintroduced by Republican
John Katko and became law in the 114th Congress.
He is a member of the Republican Party.