Dawson Hodgson

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Dawson Hodgson
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Rhode Island Senate District 35
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$14,947.34/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sBucknell University
J.D.University of Connecticut
Personal
BirthdayJuly 10, 1978
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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 currently serves as Deputy Minority Leader.

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

Biography

Hodgson attended St. George's School and Bucknell University where he graduated in 2000. He earned 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 to 2010, as a law clerk for the Washington County Superior Court from 2004 to 2005 and for the Sodco incorporated family farm and Chipuxet River Farm.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Oversight
Judiciary
Labor

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Rhode Island attorney general election, 2014

Hodgson is running for election to the office of Rhode Island Attorney General. Hodgson is unopposed in the Republican primary on September 9. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[1][3]

2012

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.[4][5][6]

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

2010

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.[7][8]

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.[9]

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

2012

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.
Rhode Island State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dawson Hodgson's campaign in 2012
Hodgson, Dawson Tucker$1,686
Kellogg, Peter$1,000
Algiere, Dennis$1,000
Yager, Daniel$1,000
North Kingstown Republican$500
Total Raised in 2012$14,039
Source:Follow the Money

2010

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.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 1 to July 5. In 2014, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 7 to June 23.

  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills related to civil liberties.
  • Legislators are scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators are scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.

2011-2012

In 2011, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 4 to July 1. In 2012, the Rhode Island General Assembly was in session from January 3 to June 13.

  • Legislators were scored based on 14 pieces of legislation, ranging from matters on clean water, to state energy policies.
  • Legislators were scored based on votes on government reform.
  • Legislators were scored based on their votes on bills deemed to have an effect on free-market, small-government, or constitutional principles.

Personal

Hodgson and his wife, Megan, have two children.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Lenihan (D)
Rhode Island State Senate District 35
2011–present
Succeeded by
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