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Ex-NC GOP director is new Rep. Hudson chief of staff

Todd Poole, who last month resigned as executive director of the N.C. Republican Party, is the new chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, it was announced Tuesday.

Poole left the state GOP after 2 ½ years at the helm but at the time declined to say where he was going.

Hudson is in his second term as a congressman for the 8th Congressional District, and hails from Charlotte.

He announced Poole’s appointment in a statement he released.

“His knowledge of the state and passion for public service will help us continue to fight for our conservative priorities like growing our economy, reining in reckless spending, empowering businesses to create jobs, and returning control back to individuals and families from Washington,” Hudson said.

Poole is coming off a strong year for the state GOP, having elected Thom Tillis to the U.S. Senate and helping to increase Republicans in Congress and hold on to super-majorities in the state House and Senate.

Poole has been district director, deputy chief of staff and chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx. He was on U.S.. Sen. Richard Burr’s constituent services team for six years.

He has a master’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Appalachian State University, where he was the student body vice president.