|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|High school||Blytheville High School, 1990|
|Associate's||Mississippi County Community College|
|Bachelor's||Arkansas State University|
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.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• City, County and Local Affairs|
|• Revenue and Taxation|
|• Joint Budget|
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 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. Incumbent Monte Hodges was unopposed in the Democratic primary and was unchallenged in the general election.
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 Healthcare Association||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$62,651|
|Source: Follow the Money|
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Hodges and his wife, Rhonda, have one child.
He currently serves as President Pro-Temp for the Blytheville City Council.
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- Campaign contributions: 2012
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Candidate Information," accessed March 5, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 26, 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," accessed May 12, 2014
- Arkansas Secretary of State, "Arkansas State Primary Election, May 22, 2012," accessed July 11, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Hodges, Monte," accessed August 8, 2013
- StateScape, "Session schedules," accessed July 1, 2014
Tommy Baker (D)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 55
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