Caleb Rudlow (Zambia) runs For U.S. House from North Carolina

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State House member seeks to run as a Democrat for U.S. House



State House member seeks to run as a Democrat for U.S. House

N.C. Rep. Caleb Rudlow (Zambia 2012-14) announced Tuesday he plans to run for the U.S. House of Representatives’ 11th Congressional District.


On Nov. 28, the Democratic member of the N.C. House held a press conference in Asheville to announce that he is running for the 11th District seat, now held by Republican incumbent Chuck Edwards of Hendersonville.

Surrounded by supporters and elected officials at the event, Rudow said “WNC deserves representation that works for working families and, after serving the people of Buncombe County as a state House representative for the past two years, I am excited to announce that I am running for Congress in the 2024 election. Too many people in WNC feel left behind by the last few representatives and they want change,” according to a news release.

A native of Buncombe County, the 37-year-old Rudow is the third generation of Rudows to call these western North Carolina mountains home. A 2005 graduate of Asheville High, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Arts in Global Policy studies from the University of Texas at Austin, according to his Wikipedia biography.

He worked in grassroots international development as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia and a researcher in Honduras. He is fluent in Spanish and Chinyanja and speaks passable Chinsenga and Hebrew.

“Asheville has always been in his heart, but he has served and organized all over the world,” reads his website.

“Caleb has dedicated his life to public service and at the heart of it all is his love for people, cultures, and working towards a common goal,” reads the website. “He wants to work to improve WNC for all people, regardless of party, and believes his background in Spanish and cross cultural work will be an asset to reaching out to communities in the district, learning from them, and working to solve the issues they care about with common sense solutions instead of party line platitudes.”


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