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Grant Hodges

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Grant Hodges
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Arkansas House of Representatives, District 96
Incumbent
In office
January 12, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$148/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas in Fayetteville
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Grant Hodges is the Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 96. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:

Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Education
Insurance and Commerce

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hodges' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "While the government cannot create private sector jobs, it certainly can create an environment where entrepreneurs and businesses are able to succeed. Arkansas must be competitive with other states, especially its neighbors, in fostering innovation and getting government out of the way."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Every Arkansas child deserves a quality education, and while strong public schools are the backbone of our state’s education system, no child should be forced into a failing school simply because of his or her zip code."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Obamacare is wrong for the country and for Arkansas. It is job-killing, budget-busting legislation that puts the government in control of 1/6 of our economy. The state Medicaid program already accounts for 22% of the entire state budget at almost $4.5 billion."

Taxes

  • Excerpt: "Arkansas’s tax structure is not competitive with our neighbors and many other states. The income tax code is in desperate need of reform; it has seen little change since 1971. We can lower taxes responsibly to bring relief to working families who have seen their federal taxes increase under President Obama."

Good Government

  • Excerpt: "As your state representative, I will follow the “Walmart Rule,” meaning I will accept no gifts or favors from lobbyists that are not available to the general public. I support term limits for state officials, as well as a two year “cooling off period” before legislators can become lobbyists."

Elections

2014

See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 20, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on June 10, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Tom McClure was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Grant Hodges defeated Damon Wallace in the Republican primary. Hodges defeated McClure and Michael Kalagias (L) in the general election.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives, District 96 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngGrant Hodges 59.2% 4,330
     Democratic Tom McClure 35.6% 2,605
     Libertarian Michael Kalagias 5.1% 375
Total Votes 7,310

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Political offices
Preceded by
Duncan Baird (R)
Arkansas House District 96
2015–present
Succeeded by
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