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Dawson Hodgson

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Dawson Hodgson
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Rhode Island Senate District 35
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sBucknell University
J.D.University of Connecticut
BirthdayJuly 10, 1978
Office website
Campaign website
Dawson Tucker Hodgson (b. July 10, 1978) is a Republican member of the Rhode Island State Senate, representing District 35. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. He is currently serving as Deputy Minority Leader.

Hodgson is a Republican candidate for Rhode Island Attorney General in the 2014 elections.[1]


Hodgson attended St. George's School and Bucknell University where he graduated in 2000. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2004. His professional experience includes working as a Criminal Prosecutor with the Department of the Attorney General in Rhode Island from 2005-2010, as a law clerk for the Washington County Superior Court from 2004-2005 and for the Sodco incorporated family farm and Chipuxet River Farm.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hodgson served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Oversight


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hodgson served on these committees:


See also: Rhode Island attorney general election, 2014

Hodgson is running for election to the office of Rhode Island Attorney General. Hodgson is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on September 9. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1][2]


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2012

Hodgson won re-election in District 35. He was unopposed in the Republican primary on September 11. Winters B. Hames III was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Hodgson defeated Hames in the general election which took place on November 6.[3]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 35, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDawson Hodgson Incumbent 58.3% 7,886
     Democratic Winters B. Hames III 41.5% 5,612
     Other Write-in 0.3% 36
Total Votes 13,534


See also: Rhode Island State Senate elections, 2010

Hodgson defeated Democrat Mark Schwager in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the September 14 Republican primary.[4]

Rhode Island State Senate, District 35
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png Dawson Hodgson (R) 6,006
Mark Schwager (D) 5,078

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dawson Hodgson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dawson Hodgson raised a total of $54,926 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 30, 2013.[5]

Dawson Hodgson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island State Senate, District 35 Won $14,039
2010 Rhode Island State Senate, District 35 Won $40,887
Grand Total Raised $54,926


Dawson Hodgson won re-election to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dawson Hodgson raised a total of $14,039.


Dawson Hodgson won election to the to the Rhode Island State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dawson Hodgson raised a total of $40,887.


Hodgson and his wife, Megan, have two children.

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Preceded by
Michael Lenihan (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 35
Succeeded by