NC SENATE: Ted Budd (R)
Ted Budd grew up on a cattle and commercial chicken farm in rural Davie County. His parents were small business owners. Budd still lives on that farm today with his wife and three kids.
He met his wife, Amy Kate, in the former Soviet Union on a mission trip in 1991, the week before the collapse of communism. They still enjoy mission trips and continue to serve in their church.
Budd is an Eagle Scout dad and served as an assistant scoutmaster. He and Amy Kate homeschooled their three children, and he served as a board member of North Carolinians for Home Education.
He is a small business owner. After purchasing a closed gun store, he reopened it for local police to train nearby, and it is now a thriving shooting-sports retail store, training center, and indoor range.
Budd is a trained National Rifle Association range safety officer and lifetime NRA and Grass Roots North Carolina member. The Council for Citizens against Government Waste named him a taxpayer hero for his “relentless and unwavering support of the fiscal interests of American taxpayers.”
He earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Wake Forest University where he was recognized as Mentor of the Year. He and his wife both earned Master’s degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary.
The biographical information above was sourced from the campaign website; see links above for more information.