|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Blytheville High School, 1990|
|Bachelor's||Arkansas State University|
|Associate's||Mississippi County Community College|
Hodges earned his A.A. from Mississippi Count Community College and his B.A./B.S. in Business Administration from Arkansas State University (ASU). His professional experience includes working as a loan officer and assistant vice president of lending at Farmers Bank and Trust Company. Hodges served in the Army Reserve and Arkansas National Guard.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• City, County and Local Affairs|
|• Public Retirement and Social Security Programs, Alternate|
Elections for the office of Arkansas House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on May 20, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 3, 2014. Incumbent Monte Hodges is unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Hodges ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 55. Hodges and Mary Gay Shipley defeated Joe Guy and Effie Collins in the May 22 Democratic primary. Hodges then defeated Shipley in the June 12 primary runoff and ran unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012|
|Monte Hodges (advanced to runoff)||38.9%||1,170|
|Mary Gay Shipley (advanced to runoff)||26.1%||784|
Comprehensive donor information for Hodges is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Hodges raised a total of $62,651 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 8, 2013.
|Monte Hodges's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Arkansas State House, District 55||$62,651|
|Grand Total Raised||$62,651|
2012Hodges won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $62,651.
|Arkansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Monte Hodges's campaign in 2012|
|Arkansas Health Care Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$62,651|
|Source:Follow the Money|
Arkansas Freedom Scorecard
The Advance Arkansas Institute, an Arkansas-based nonprofit research and educational organization, released "Arkansas's Freedom Scorecard" in 2012 and 2013. The scorecard seeks to show how Arkansas legislators voted on the principles the Institute seeks to promote. It measures each state legislator in six categories, which include economic freedom, education reform, good government, personal liberty, small government and tax/budget policy. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates that the legislator voted more in favor of the values supported by the Institute. Hodges received a score of 48% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 88th out of 99 members of the Arkansas House of Representatives that were evaluated for the study.
Hodges and his wife, Rhonda, have one child.
He currently serves as President Pro-Temp for the Blytheville City Council.
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State "Election Results 2012" Accessed November 7, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "2012 Election candidates," March 8, 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary Results," accessed December 20, 2013
- Arkansas Secretary of State - Unofficial primary runoff results
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Hodges, Monte," accessed August 8, 2013
- Advance Arkansas Institute, "Arkansas’s Freedom Scorecard 2012"
Tommy Baker (D)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55
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