Hudson Draws Opponent for June 28th Election
District 3 County Commissioner Darrell Hudson has served in office for 14 years, worked for County Commissioners Chester Gibbs and Jimmy Primrose and he has been employed by the county for around 25 years.
Hudson has drawn Charity Loper as an opponent for the Tuesday, June 28 election.
“I’ve been an equipment operator, mechanic, welder, electrician, carpenter, plumber. I’ve pretty much done it all,” Hudson said. “Pretty much anything that needs to be done out at the shop, I keep it going.”
Hudson said he ran for county commissioner instead of working for one because he felt he has something to offer since he’d been there so long. He said he knew the area. He knew the roads and he enjoys the work.
A county commissioner is responsible for recommending an estimate of needs to the Excise Board for the budget, they oversee the Court House (maintenance and repairs) and the 22 county entities that receive a portion of a sales tax. Additionally, commissioners take care of the roads with the funding they have and materials.
Roads are a hot topic for voters in the county. Hudson said roads will be an issue for anyone in office with the cost of the materials going up and the shortage of employees, specifically CDL drivers.
Hudson said “We’ve got one bridge near completion, one under construction and another one that will be under construction sometime in 2023. Myself and another commissioner have got 6 miles of road that’s a total reconstruct that a contractor is doing that project. There are three bridges on that project, similar to Primrose. I want to see that through.” Hudson said the bridge slated for 2023 will bring all bridges in his district to satisfactory. “There’s always going to be roadwork to do.”
Hudson is a founding member of the Joy Volunteer Fire Department with 33 years of service to the department under his belt. He, his wife and sons have all attended Davis Public Schools.
Early voting this election will be Thursday, June 23 and Friday, June 24 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 25 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Murray County Expo.