Democrat McNeill plans to challenge Hudson in the fall

ABERDEEN – Former Mayor of Aberdeen Frank McNeill announced his run for Congress in North Carolina’s 8th Congressional District Monday, according to a press release from his campaign.

Here is the rest of the press release:

McNeill runs to bring values of decency, kindness, and hard work to Washington. Frank McNeill is a 3rd generation owner of his family’s business with 35 employees, and the former Mayor of Aberdeen, where he grew up. “I have lived, worked, and served my community all my life. I feel it’s time that Washington should do the same, instead of catering to special interests,” said McNeill. “I have always been an advocate for my community and will bring North Carolina values to Washington. As the next Representative for this, I will fight every day to ensure working families have affordable and accessible healthcare, high quality public schools, and clean air and clean water. Finally, I will fight for our military, so we can protect our country’s shores, and support both our men and women in uniform, and support our veterans.”

McNeill is running against Richard Hudson, a 3-term congressman from Cabarrus County. “My opponent, Richard Hudson, has served only the agenda of Speaker Paul Ryan and special interests in Washington, who are lining their pockets at the expense of ordinary working families here in my district,” says McNeill. “He has voted for a Washington tax bill that hurts our neighbors, voted to take healthcare away from folks who cannot afford it, and failed to hold our President accountable to his promises to our families. If elected, I will bring our North Carolina values of decency, kindness, and hard work and make Washington work for voters, not special interests.

McNeill is running to stand up for the dignity and values of hardworking families in the 8th District, which includes communities in Concord, Salisbury, Fayetteville, Southern Pines, Albemarle, Troy, and Raeford.

McNeill is a small business owner of McNeill Oil and Propane, a 3rd generation family business. McNeill grew up in Aberdeen, and lived almost his entire life in the Sand Hills of North Carolina. He graduated from Appalachian State University. He has served 17 years in the public service, first on the town council, and then mayor, of Aberdeen. He more recently served on the Moore County School Board. McNeill is the president of the Aberdeen Lion’s Club and active in the Moore County Boy Scouts. He lives with his wife Susan and are proud parents of 3 daughters and 3 grandsons.

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