Budd makes history as first US Senator from Davie County

Published 3:28 pm Friday, January 20, 2023

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By Mike Barnhardt

Enterprise Record

When Ted Budd was sworn in as a United States Senator from North Carolina on Jan. 3, he made local history.

Budd is the first U.S. Senator to call Davie County home.

The Republican easily won the Senate seat in November, beating Democratic challenger Cheri Beasley.

“It is the honor of my life to serve the Old North State in the United States Senate,” Budd said.

“Everything I am, I owe to the place that I call home. Davie County’s values of faith, family, and patriotism will be my guide throughout this journey. I will work every day to do what I said I would do, and never forget where I came from and the people who helped me along the way.”

Marcia Phillips, curator of the Martin-Wall History Room at the Davie County Public Library, said her research did not reveal another U.S. Senator representing North Carolina who called Davie County home.