David Hoden

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David Hoden
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Former candidate for
Minnesota House of Representatives District 34B
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthDuluth, Minnesota
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Campaign website
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David B. Hoden was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 34B of the Minnesota House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Hoden is a Duluth native.[2]

Professionally, Hoden has 30 years of business experience in construction trades. For the past 10 years, he has owned his own business.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hoden's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

SMART INVESTMENTS IN: EDUCATION

- Provide equitable and predictable funding for public education from cradle to college/career. - Expand high quality early childhood education programs such as ECFE. - Promote PSEO and STEM programs so students can make informed career and college choices. - Make college affordable by cutting administration costs and extending tuition freezes.

SMART INVESTMENTS IN: HEALTH CARE

- Provide fresh ideas to ensure a successful rollout for small businesses. - Improve MNsure’s online exchange system to make enrolling easier. - Continue to drive down health care costs for all Minnesotans. - Work to find health-care solutions and avoid partisan gridlock.

SMART INVESTMENTS IN: TRANSPORTATION

- Promote smart expansion through long-term dedicated funding. - Invest in regional transit options such as the Bottineau Blvd LRT. - Improve access to quality jobs with new bus rapid transit options.[3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014. David Hoden was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Dennis Smith was unopposed in the Republican primary. Smith defeated Hoden in the general election.[5][6][7]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34B General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Smith 56.4% 9,016
     Democratic David Hoden 43.5% 6,965
     Write-in Write-in 0.1% 17
Total Votes 15,998

2012

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hoden ran in the 2012 election for Minnesota House of Representatives District 34B. He was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 14 and was defeated by incumbent Kurt Zellers (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[8]

Minnesota House of Representatives, District 34B, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKurt Zellers Incumbent 54.6% 12,802
     Democratic David Hoden 45.4% 10,652
Total Votes 23,454

2010

See also: Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hoden ran for election to the District 32A seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He was defeated by Joyce Peppin (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

Personal

Hoden and his wife, Linda, have two adult children. They live in Maple Grove, Minnesota.[2]

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