Mayor James “Jim” Hudson III is running unopposed for his fourth term.
Originally from Halifax County, Hudson moved to West Point in 1976 and has maintained his own law practice in town ever since. He and his wife Ellen live in town; they have two grown children and two grandchildren.
Before his time as mayor, Hudson was the town attorney and served on Town Council. He has been mayor since 2006.
Hudson said he runs for one reason: To see the town prosper as a whole.
“As I said the first time I ran, town governance is a ‘we’ job, not a ‘me’ job,” Hudson said. “The town works best when the council, the School Board, the Planning Commission, the police department and town staff have common goals.”
Hudson said he thinks the town is at a positive place thanks to many factors.
“We have an excellent school system, we are healthy economically, we have a professional and capable staff and police department and a public works department that works very hard,” Hudson said. “I point with pride to the open and continuing dialogue among the elected and appointed bodies. I am very pleased that some of these things have happened, or at least gotten stronger, while I have been mayor.”
If elected to another term, Hudson said he wants to strengthen the town’s tax base and continue to focus on economic development.
About the mayor
Election Day is Nov. 6. The town’s polling place is at the Robinson-Olsson auditorium. The mayor serves an unpaid, four-year term.
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