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Jody Hice

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Jody Hice
Jody Hice official portrait.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 10
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorPaul Broun (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAsbury College
Master'sSouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D.Luther Rice University and Seminary
Personal
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionPastor and radio talk show host
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Jody Hice is a Republican member of the U.S. House and represents the 10th Congressional District of Georgia.[1] He defeated Ken Dious (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[4]

Biography

Hice was born in Atlanta but grew up in Tucker, Georgia. He attended Tucker High School where he played football and ran track. Hice graduated from Asbury College in 1982 and then earned his Masters in Ministry from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1986. He spent the next 25 years as pastor at churches in Barrow, Gwinnett, and Walton counties.

Before being elected, Hice was also a conservative radio show host.[5] He was also a member of various religious activist groups that addressed freedom of religion. During his time as a religious activist, Hice supported the Barrow County Board of Commissioners against a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union in a dispute over displaying a statue of the ten commandments in the Barrow County Courthouse.[6]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Hice's academic, professional and political career:[7]

  • 2015-Present: U.S. Representative from Georgia's 10th Congressional District
  • 1988: Graduated from Luther Rice University and Seminary with a Doctorate in Ministry
  • 1986: Graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Ministry
  • 1982: Graduated from Asbury College with a B.A.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Hice serves on the following committees:[8]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Hice's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[9]

  • Energy Independence
Excerpt: "I will work for a comprehensive plan that includes increased oil and natural gas production, coal production, nuclear power, wind, solar, and other alternative energy sources."
  • Government Spending
Excerpt: "As your Congressman, I will be a strong leader to restore fiscal sanity in Washington, D.C. Massive government spending and massive debt are the result of decades of unconstitutional activity by the federal government. The first step to getting out of this mess is to return to the Constitution as the restraining authority on the federal government."
  • Illegal Immigration
Excerpt: "We should welcome all who legally enter our nation. Our tradition is that we are a nation of immigrants, but we must not allow the pressure of illegal immigrants and their political supporters to subvert the rule of law. We must secure our borders and do so now. We must protect American sovereignty from any movement to merge us into a North American Union."
  • Economic Growth and Job Creation
Excerpt: "Support Comprehensive Tax Reform that abolishes all federal income taxes, including corporate taxes, and eliminates the IRS. I favor the Fair Tax, but until that is successful I am agreeable with moving to a Flat Rate income tax. At the very least, we must reduce the corporate income tax which is the second highest in the world and puts American business at an unfair disadvantage. High corporate taxes have driven millions of jobs out of the U.S. and into foreign countries."
  • National Defense
Excerpt: "America must remain militarily strong to protect ourselves and our allies. We must remain strong in the interest of world peace, justice, and mercy. President Obama strikes me as a Jimmy Carter déjà vu. Not only on the economic front, but as a Commander-in-Chief who is drastically reducing our military preparedness. In my opinion, he has foolishly caved into Russian pressure and canceled the deployment of the mission shield in Europe. He has canceled new weapons systems. He has reduces the size of our Navy."

Elections

2014

See also: Georgia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hice ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 10th District.[1] Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[4] He defeated challenger Ken Dious (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ken Dious 33.48% 65,777
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 66.52% 130,703
Total Votes 196,480
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 33.5% 17,408
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Collins 33% 17,143
Donna Sheldon 15.3% 7,972
Gary Gerrard 7.4% 3,830
Stephen Simpson 4.7% 2,423
Mitchell Swan 4.2% 2,167
Brian Slowinski 2% 1,027
Total Votes 51,970
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 54.3% 26,961
Mike Collins 45.7% 22,673
Total Votes 49,634
Source: Results via Associated Press

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Hice's reports.[10]

External links

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Broun (R)
Georgia's 10th Congressional District
2015–present
Succeeded by
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