|U.S. House, Georgia, District 10|
|January 3, 2015 - Present|
|January 3, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Predecessor||Paul Broun (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 4, 2014|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Master's||Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary|
|Ph.D.||Luther Rice University and Seminary|
|Place of birth||Atlanta, Georgia|
|Profession||Pastor and radio talk show host|
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. 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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Hice's academic, professional and political career:
- 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.
Hice serves on the following committees:
Hice's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- 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."
Hice ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 10th District. Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014. Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014. He defeated challenger Ken Dious (D) in the general election.
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Georgia Secretary of State|
|U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014|
|Source: Results via Associated Press|
|Jody Hice (2014) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|July Quarterly||July 15, 2013||$0.00||$8,116.00||$(15,006.44)||$66,109.56|
|October Quarterly||October 16, 2013||$66,109.56||$92,759.47||$(67,944.93)||$90,924.10|
|Year End||January 31, 2014||$90,924||$81,692||$(90,241)||$82,374|
|April Quarterly||April 15, 2014||$82,374||$89,660||$(125,012)||$47,022|
|Pre-Run-Off||July 2, 2014||$39,076.00||$193,356.00||$(159,005.00)||$74,428.00|
- Atlanta-Journal Constitution, "Jody Hice enters GOP race to replace Paul Broun" accessed April 17, 2013
- Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
- Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
- Associated Press, "Runoff Primary Results," accessed July 22, 2014
- Think Progress, "Likely Georgia Congressman Thinks Women Should Get Husbands’ Permission Before Entering Politics," accessed August 11, 2014
- Hice for Congress, "About Jody," accessed February 3, 2015
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Jody Hice," accessed January 26, 2015
- U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
- Jody Hice for Congress, "Issues," accessed February 4, 2015
- Federal Election Commission, "Jody Hice 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 29, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
- Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 24, 2014
- Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
Paul Broun (R)
|Georgia's 10th Congressional District
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