RALEIGH — Republican incumbent Rep. Richard Hudson, has defeated Democratic challenger Patricia Timmons-Goodson in the race for the North Carolina 8th U.S. Congressional District seat.
Hudson was first elected in 2012 and has been successfully reelected each cycle since.
Prior to running for his congressional seat, Hudson served as chief of staff for Texas Rep. Mike Conaway. He also was chief of staff for Rep. John Carter and North Carolina Rep. Virginia Foxx.
Hudson was part of Republican Richard Vinroot’s campaign for governor in 1996. During the mid-1990s, Hudson was a communications director for the NC GOP. He would later become the campaign manager for Pat McCrory’s unsuccessful 2008 bid for governor.
Timmons-Goodson has served as vice-chair on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights since 2015. She was a North Carolina Supreme Court associate justice between 2006 and 2012. Her position on North Carolina’s top court was filled by current Chief Justice Cheri Beasley via a late December 2012 appointment by former Gov. Beverly Perdue.
The N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE) will continue to accept absentee ballots through Nov. 12. Due to the extended deadline for those ballots, results reported on election night may change.