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Candidate profile: Mike Hudson – 11th Assembly District

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From page A7 | October 14, 2012 |

Mike Hudson is ready to leave city leadership behind for a move to Sacramento and the Assembly.

Hudson, the lone Republican candidate, won the June primary for the 11th Assembly District with 31 percent of the vote and will square off Nov. 6 with Democrat Jim Frazier, who scored 28 percent of the vote. The new district has no incumbent and includes most of Solano County, Contra Costa County and a small portion of Sacramento County.

Hudson said the district needs someone local, as the two prior representatives were from Yolo County.

“Davis has run our politics for years,” Hudson said. “Redistricting just gave me a better chance of winning. I hope I can be a little different than what we’ve had before.”

Much of Hudson’s time is spent in Contra Costa County these days as he jockeys for votes with the former mayor of Oakley. He said he hopes to improve on his strong showing there, where he finished fewer than 400 votes behind Frazier.

Hudson said the two counties have a lot in common, including transportation issues, which he said his time on the League of California Cities’ Transportation Committee has taught him. He also pointed out that both areas have been hit hard by the housing industry downturn.

In Solano County, Hudson said he’s relying on his reputation.

“Up here, we’ve got people we have worked with,” he said. “They know I have a heart for this.”

Hudson is critical of Gov. Jerry Brown, especially with how he has handled education. Hudson said he is against both state tax measures, Propositions 30 and 38. He also was critical of the way the governor disbanded redevelopment without replacing it with another system.

With the district predominately Democratic, Hudson admitted he must work a bit harder to garner votes from that party.

Mike Hudson

  • Age: 51
  • Occupation: Small business owner
  • Family: Wife, four children and four grandchildren
  • Education: Navy schooling
  • Hobby: Gardening
  • Book: The Bible
Danny Bernardini

Danny Bernardini

Danny is a newspaper man born and raised in Vacaville. He attended Chico State University and has written for the Enterprise Record and the Reporter. Covers the City of Fairfield, education and crime. A's, Warriors and Saints fan. Listener of vinyl, frequent visitor to the East Bay. Registered "decline to state" voter. Loves a good steak.
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  • George Guynn, JrOctober 14, 2012 - 10:39 am

    I hope that Jim Frazier wins big! I still haven't forgotten that the first thing Hudson did when getting on the Suisun City Council was to raise his council pay and benefits. Suisun, a much smaller city, pays more than Fairfield and Beverly Hills now!!!! Hudson is wrong about redevelopment coming back too. We don't need a tax and spend rino (republican in name only) wantabee. Please vote for Frazier. He listens when the public talks!

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  • Steve C KaysOctober 14, 2012 - 10:55 am

    Hudson came first in the run up election. Both candidates may hold promise. I will be voting for Mike. I'll stick with Hudson who actually creates jobs through his web site company. Hudson has a great apprentice program launching kids into high paying jobs. Mike's site is www.MikeHudson2012.com. Mike is also endorsed by FixFaifield.Org and Solano Business Incubator.

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  • Steve C KaysOctober 14, 2012 - 10:57 am

    Mike Hudson came first in the run up election. Both candidates may hold promise. I will be voting for Mike. I'll stick with Hudson who actually creates jobs through his web site company. Hudson has a great apprentice program launching kids into high paying jobs. Mike's site is at MikeHudson2012.com. Mike is also endorsed by FixFaifield.Org and Solano Business Incubator.

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