Katherine Hudson of Bridgeport announced Wednesday she will seek a fifth term as Wise County treasurer.
She will run as a Republican in the March primary election.
“I would be privileged if the citizens would allow me to continue to serve,” Hudson said in a press release from the Wise County Republican Party.
Hudson worked in the county treasurer’s office for 12 years before first being elected to the post herself, and she still enjoys her job.
“I like being able to serve the public and help people,” she said. “I like being able to get people to where they need to go. It’s rewarding for me.”
Hudson said another reason she is seeking re-election is to implement programs that she has been developing the last several months that will make the office run even more efficiently.
“We’re still implementing the new timekeeping system,” she said. “It will do away with paper; it’s more green.”
She said the online system will also give managers the opportunity to interact with the timekeeping program and more closely monitor hours worked by employees.
Hudson said they are currently conducting a trial run with the program in her office and the county auditor’s office, but it will gradually be expanded to all offices.
She looks forward to the challenge of implementing this program and others if re-elected.
Katherine and her husband, Kenny, have six children and live in Bridgeport.
“I’m honored that the citizens of Wise County have supported me as your Wise County treasurer,” she said.