New candidate in the 5th Congressional District

Ben Hudson of Fluvanna has thrown his hat in the ring for the congressional seat now held by Robert Hurt, and sought also by General John Douglass of Faquier. (5th CD)

Hudson, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, is 51 and has two grown children. He is married to his wife Brenda.

His candidacy will be a write-in one, due to the fact that the deadline to be listed on the ballot has already passed.

Hudson said he looks at the Charlottesville region and the Farmville area and sees a “strong academia platform” in both communities, creating the chance to “try to bring together public and private entities to work on increasing research and development in that area, as well as high-tech jobs, using the university as a launching point for good strong employees, whether it’s in liberal arts or maybe some sort of math or science programs…Those universities provide a good working employee pool for any businesses wanting to come in.”

Quote above courtesy of the Farmville Herald.