Hudson Says He'll Run For State Senate Seat

Five days after he announced he wouldn't seek another term as district attorney, Dewey Hudson says he'll instead made a bid for state senate.

The veteran prosecutor for Onslow, Duplin, Jones and Sampson counties announced last Friday that he would not seek a fourth term as D.A. Minutes before that announcement, State Senator Charlie Albertson announced he was retiring. Both Hudson and Albertson are Democrats.

Hudson says he will continue as district attorney until January and will prosecute probably his most notable case later this year, the murder trial of Cesar Laurean.

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A veteran prosecutor from Eastern Carolina says he will not seek re-election.

Dewey Hudson, who is district attorney for Onslow, Duplin, Jones and Sampson counties told WITN News Friday morning of his decision.

Hudson has been district attorney for 12 years, and before that was chief assistant district attorney.

Ironically, Hudson's most notable case is coming up later this year. He tells WITN that he will prosecute Cesar Laurean for the murder of Maria Lauterbach.

Hudson remained quiet on his future plans, though he told a Raleigh newspaper last month that he was considering running for the state senate. Just before Hudson's announcement, veteran State senator Charlie Albertson announced he was retiring from the senate.

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  • by Loretta Location: Jacksonville on Jan 20, 2010 at 08:14 AM
    I think Mr. Hudson has done ok, but the last thing our state or county needs is another Democrat in office. Look what they are doing to our country, and it's only been a year!!!
  • by voter Location: nc on Jan 19, 2010 at 03:55 PM
    kayla; you're an obama supporter aren't you?
  • by ted Location: jacksonville on Jan 16, 2010 at 04:41 AM
    Now that he is leaving , onslow county might get some cases prosecuted to the full extent of the law, instead of slapping them on the hand.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 15, 2010 at 05:03 PM
    I Agree DThom.What!?But he is a PINNOCHIO!
  • by DThom Location: G-Land on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM
    Kayla----- WHAT?
  • by Peabody Location: Greenville on Jan 15, 2010 at 11:13 AM
  • by joe Location: morehead city on Jan 15, 2010 at 09:53 AM
    Thank God Charlie Alberston is retiring. He always says that he is pro business. Baloney!! Thanks for leaving it is something you should have done 6 years ago.
  • by Kayla Location: tar landing rd. on Jan 15, 2010 at 08:53 AM
    hey..this man is not smart...nobody really is because we all know that we arent perfect..i mean we are smart if we tried...haha..nice to help.peace.

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