Name: William S. Hudson Jr.
Honored by the Carroll County Sun for: Being elected vice president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union at the Las Vegas convention in June
Residence, hometown: Sykesville
Education: Graduate of Robert Moton School in Westminster
Family: Wife: Joyce, 50, a nurse at Springfield Hospital Center; daughter: Patrice, 27, of Sykesville, an employee of Maryland National Bank; two grandsons: Eric, 5, and Aaron, 6
Place of worship: White Rock United Methodist Church, Eldersburg
Activities/hobbies: Has worked at Springfield Hospital Center for years, working his way up from dishwasher to food administrator for some 555 employees and patients; has been involved in AFSCME for 32 years, first as shop steward, then president 15 years for Local 539; state union recording secretary four years, president last 13 years; as vice president of Capitol Region, he represents 40,000 AFSCME members; member Coalition of Black Trade Unions; chairman of Administrative Board, White Rock UMC; Sykesville-Freedom Rotary Club member; enjoys singing with a gospel group from church which travels to various churches on Sundays
Accomplishments: Wrote the first State Employees Week Proclamation for Gov. Harry Hughes; recognized by NAACP at Coalition of Black Trade Unions for efforts in recognizing public employees; elected a delegate for Bill Clinton at the Democratic Convention
Recipient's comments: "I ran in a four-way race for vice president and received close to 80 percent of the vote. We had campaigned real hard for the job. I feel like I've got a pretty good track record, I've been involved in a lot of programs, and I think I can use the leadership skills I've learned along the way to bring the Capitol District together."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000, Ext. 6595, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.