Budd files for re-election to Congress

Published 9:48 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

Small business owner and first-term Congressman Ted Budd (R, NC-13) today filed with the NC Board of Elections to run for reelection in the 13th Congressional District (Davidson, Davie, Guilford, Iredell, and Rowan counties).

“North Carolina’s working families are my top priority. I’m a reformer and I worked hard on tax reform and regulatory reform. The results speak for themselves. Our economy is growing, your paychecks are increasing, and more people are working thanks to these reforms. We’ve made good progress, but must keep moving forward. The federal government is still too big and NC taxpayers deserve someone who won’t back down to Washington insiders.

“I have a heart for service and I remain committed to this community’s conservative solutions. Our positive, pro-growth policies are under attack every day.

“I won’t accept the status quo in Washington. Period. This community can count on me to stand with conservative backbone every day, consistently fighting for them no matter what agenda political insiders push. It’s the only way we will ever transform government back to its constitutional roots.”

During his first term Budd fought the effort to bring back earmarks, cosponsored legislation to combat the opioid crisis, and worked to make it easier to deport gang members who are illegal immigrants.

Budd also helped two local businesses (Diebold and IOMAX) navigate the “minefield that is the entrenched bureaucracy of unfair federal procurement procedures.”

Budd instructed his office from day one that constituent service was to be the top priority. Hundreds of 13th District constituents have been helped. Budd’s legislation to help eliminate financing options for terrorists garnered bipartisan support and was signed into law by President Trump.

Raised on a cattle and commercial chicken farm in Davie County, Budd is serving his first term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Financial Services Committee and owns ProShots, a gun range and store.

A graduate of Appalachian State University, Budd also holds a master’s in business administration from Wake Forest University where he was recognized as Mentor of the Year, and a master’s in educational leadership from Dallas Seminary. He and his wife Amy Kate have three children.