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Monte Hodges

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Monte Hodges
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Arkansas House of Representatives District 55
In office
January 14, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$15,869/year
Per diem$136/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolBlytheville High School, 1990
Bachelor'sArkansas State University
Associate'sMississippi County Community College
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Monte Hodges is a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, representing District 55. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


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.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Arkansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

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.[1]


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.[2][3][4][5][6]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 55 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMonte Hodges (advanced to runoff) 38.9% 1,170
Green check mark transparent.pngMary Gay Shipley (advanced to runoff) 26.1% 784
Joe Guy 21.7% 652
Effie Collins 13.3% 399
Total Votes 3,005

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Monte Hodges's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arkansas State House, District 55 Won $62,651
Grand Total Raised $62,651


Hodges won election to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $62,651.


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.[8] 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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tommy Baker (D)
Arkansas House of Representatives District 55
Succeeded by