- DailyMail.com spotted Katy Perry’s mother Mary Hudson campaigning for a spot on Santa Barbara County’s Republican Central Committee.
- ‘We want to get conservatives out there to make a change,’ said Hudson, who packs food and other necessities for the homeless and local veterans.
- This comes just days after his pop star daughter and her fiance Orlando Bloom won a lawsuit against a disabled Army vet over their $14 million home in Montecito.
While Katy Perry recently won a legal victory allowing her to move a disabled veteran out of her home, her mom has been volunteering at a local charity to feed the country’s warriors. Are!
Big-hearted Mary Hudson spends one day a week packing food and other necessities for the homeless and local veterans at the charity Adam’s Angels.
And now the Pentecostal pastor is running for a new role — on the central committee of his local Republican Party.
‘We want to get the Conservatives out there to make change,’ Hudson, 75, told DailyMail.com as she was seen gathering signatures for next year’s ballot in an oversized straw hat and black mini dress.
He described the current members of the Republican Central Committee in Santa Barbara County, California as ‘committals’.
Hudson had a clipboard in hand as she collected signatures on Veterans Day to get on the ballot for a spot on Santa Barbara County’s Republican Central Committee.
She was collecting signatures with her realtor friend Adam McCaig outside Montecito hotspot Pierre LaFond & Co. Marketplace.
‘Do you live in Montecito?’ He and McCaig can be heard asking people at tables outside.
McCaig’s all-volunteer-run organization, Adam’s Angels, was born out of the disruption caused by the pandemic in Santa Barbara.
When shelters and thrift stores closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, locals were unable to donate to help those less fortunate.
Adams’ Angels arranged to go directly to homes and pick up donated items and deliver them to a local park.
Later they set about collecting bags of non-perishable food items.
Mary is the charity’s vice-president, while her husband Keith is listed as a board member on their website, where it says he mentors men who have fallen on hard times.
Mary and Keith, 76, both Pentecostal Christian pastors, have been active in the Santa Barbara spiritual community for four decades.
Katy Perry, 38, was born and raised in Santa Barbara with her older sister Angela, 40, and younger brother David, 35.
She is now raising three-year-old daughter Daisy with her fiance Orlando Bloom, 46, in Montecito.
He had a very strict religious upbringing – Mary reportedly wouldn’t let him eat Lucky Charms cereal because the word ‘Lucky’ reminded her of Lucifer.
They were also told to refer to deviled eggs as ‘angeled eggs’ and only gospel music was allowed in the house.
But Katy was determined to become a singer and dropped out of high school at the age of 15 to pursue her dream.
When her debut single ‘I Kissed a Girl’ reached the top of the pop charts in 2008, Hudson made public his dislike of his daughter’s new life.
‘I felt like I was stuck to the wall,’ she told GodTV. ‘People ask us, “How can you have a daughter like this?”
Katy admits she put her parents ‘through hell – and back – and back’, but insists she never left religion.
‘My mother has prayed for me my whole life, hoping that I would come back to God. ‘I never left that, I was just a little more secular, I was more materialistic and more career-driven.’
Now mother and daughter have resolved their differences and are very close. There are many pictures of the two hugging on Mary’s Facebook page.
Last week, Perry and Bloom won a case to evict 84-year-old disabled veteran Carl Westcott from his home in Santa Barbara.
Westcott signed a real estate contract agreeing to sell the 8.9-acre property to Perry – but later claimed he was under the influence of opioids and painkillers following major back surgery.
Westcott, who suffers from Huntington’s disease, said he only realized what he had signed when the painkillers wore off a few days later and at that time he attempted to terminate the contract.
But a Los Angeles judge ruled against them in favor of the famous couple last week.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joseph Lipner said: ‘Westcott presented no concrete evidence that he lacked the ability to enter into real estate contracts.’
Perry is also demanding millions of dollars from Westcott in lost rent that he could have recovered for the eight-bedroom home.
Westcott is a veteran of the US Army 101st Airborne and is known as the owner of several successful companies, most notably 1-800-Flowers.
This is not the first time that Katy has been embroiled in ‘house theft’ controversy.
In 2017, DailyMail.com reported that Katy was awarded $5 million in damages after winning a lawsuit over a failed attempt to purchase a convent on an eight-acre property in the Los Feliz section of Los Angeles.
The 89-year-old nun fainted and died during a court appearance for Perry and the archdiocese in 2016.
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