Hudson back in with primary win

By Kristen Tribe | Published Wednesday, March 5, 2014
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Katherine Canova Hudson won re-election as county treasurer in commanding fashion in the Republican primary Tuesday night.

She doesn’t have a Democratic opponent, so her win this week secures for her another four-year term.

Hudson defeated first-time candidate Daniel Rivas 2,143 to 769, earning 73.59 percent of the vote. She took the lead right away with early voting receiving 1,457 votes to Rivas’ 541.

“I’m just grateful that they gave me four more years, and maybe I can sleep tonight,” she said. “And tomorrow I go to work like usual and work for the citizens.

Rivas, who is manager of Casa Torres Mexican restaurant in Decatur, said it was a learning experience and a great opportunity.

“Hopefully I can come back next time and come back stronger,” he said. “Now I know the process, and next time I can work even harder than this time.

“It was a new experience and a good experience for me,” he said. “I want to thank all the people who did come out and support me. Like I said, I’ll come back and get better.”

Rivas said in the meantime, he may consider serving the community in other ways.

“I haven’t thought too much about it, but I’m going to try to look forward and see what all opportunities are out there.”

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