|Missouri House of Representatives, District 149|
|2007 - present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||7|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Bachelor's||Southeast Missouri State University|
|Master's||University of Missouri-Columbia|
|Birthday||February 2, 1949|
|Place of birth||Cape Girardeau, Missouri|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Controversies
- 9 Recent news
- 10 See also
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Hodges earned his B.S. in Business Administration from Southeast Missouri State University and M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His professional experience includes working as Manager/Owner/Vice President of the True Value IGA Grocery Store, and Area Manager/Sales Supervisor for the Carnation Company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Agriculture Policy|
|• Appropriations - Education|
|• Health Care Policy|
|• Small Business|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees: Joint Committee on Corrections
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Economic Development|
|• Financial Institutions|
|• Professional Registration and Licensing, Chair|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:
|Missouri Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• Rural Community Development|
|• Appropriations - Education|
|• Agriculture Policy|
|• Health Care Policy|
No New Taxes Pledge
A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.
Hodges signed the pledge.
Hodges was the nominee of the Missouri Democratic party for the 2013 special election for the U.S. House, representing Missouri's 8th District. The election was held to replace Jo Ann Emerson. The general election took place on June 4, 2013.
There was no primary election. Instead, each party's nomination was chosen by a committee. Hodges was one of five Democratic candidates who reportedly reached out to the committee in order to make a case for the party's nomination. Hodges received the nomination of the committee on February 16, 2013. Hodges was defeated by Jason Smith in the general election for Missouri's 8th Congressional District.
Hodges won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 149. Hodges ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Neal E. Boyd (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 149, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Steve Hodges Incumbent||66.4%||8,707|
On November 2, 2010, Hodges won election to the Missouri House of Representatives.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 161 General Election (2010)|
|Steve Hodges (D)||4,902|
|Ron McCormick (R)||3,929|
Hodges raised $63,614 for his campaign.
|Missouri House of Representatives, District 161|
|Steve Hodges (D)||11,913||100.0%|
Comprehensive donor information for Hodges is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hodges raised a total of $224,775 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.
|Steve Hodges's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Missouri State House, District 149||$45,492|
|2010||Missouri State House, District 161||$44,897|
|2008||Missouri State House, District 161||$63,614|
|2006||Missouri State House, District 161||$70,772|
|Grand Total Raised||$224,775|
2012Hodges won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $45,492.
|Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Steve Hodges's campaign in 2012|
|Missouri State Teachers Association||$1,500|
|Burns Taylor Heckemeyer & Green||$1,100|
|Total Raised in 2012||$45,492|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Hodges was up for re-election, he collected $44,897 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2010 were:
|House Capitol Democrats Inner Circle||$800|
Listed below are the five largest contributors to Steve Hodges' 2008 campaign.
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$1,750|
|Noranda Aluminum Inc.||$1,500|
|Rural Telecommunications CMTE||$1,100|
- Gov. Jay Nixon - In his endorsement, Nixon said Hodges "would bring some small town, conservative values to the halls of Congress. In Jefferson City, Steve has worked with me, and with Republican legislators, to improve our state's economy by balancing the state budget without raising taxes -- something Washington needs badly."
- Attorney General Chris Koster (D)
- Secretary of State Jason Kander (D)
- Treasurer Clint Zweifel (D)
Hodges has received many group endorsements in past campaigns, including those from the National Rifle Association and Missouri Right to Life.
Hodges is married with three children. He has been a member of the Southeast Missouri State Booster Board, President/Member of the East Prairie Chamber of Commerce, President of the East Prairie Jaycees, and Vice President of the East Prairie Kiwanis.
2013 missed votes
Roll call votes became an issue in the 2013 special election for Missouri's 8th Congressional District. Republican nominee Jason Smith, speaker pro tem in the Missouri House of Representatives, missed three-fifths of the Missouri House's votes before the final day of the 2013 legislative session, while Hodges, his Democratic opponent and fellow state rep, missed about one-fifth of the votes.
After winning the Republican nomination on February 9, Smith said he would remain as Missouri House speaker pro tem — the second-ranking position in the chamber — despite having to campaign for Congress. "I can multi-task," Smith said then. "In case you haven't met me or know me very well, I can handle a lot at one time. I don't think it's going to be any problem whatsoever."
Democrat Hodges acknowledged that he missed some votes — even while present during the session — but said there are explanations, such as having to step away from the House floor to deal with constituent concerns. "Very, very rarely have I missed votes," Hodges said.
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- Missouri House of Representatives
- House Committees
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- Missouri state legislative districts
- Missouri General Assembly
- Office website
- Profile from Open States
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006
- Americans for Tax Reform, "2011 State Legislative Signers of the Taxpayer Protection Pledge," accessed November 26, 2013
- Southeast Missourian, "Hodges tapped as Democratic nominee in 8th District," February 17, 2013
- The Daily Dunklin, "Democrat Hodges says he's in for 8th District," February 14, 2013
- Washington Post, "Republicans nominate Jason Smith for Missouri special election," February 9, 2013
- Politico, "Republican wins Missouri special election" accessed June 4, 2013
- Missouri Secretary of State elections division, "Special Election 2013" accessed June 4, 2013
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Nov 6, 2012 General Election - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri Secretary of State, "Aug 7, 2012 Primary - All Results," accessed February 13, 2014
- Missouri House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Hodges' 2008 campaign contributions
- Follow the Money, "Hodges, Steve," accessed September 21, 2013
- Follow the Money, "Missouri 2010 - Candidates," accessed May 15, 2014
- Daily Statesman, "8th District candidates collect endorsements for June election" accessed May 21, 2013
- SE Missourian, "Major party 8th District candidates get endorsements from Nixon, Palin" accessed May 21, 2013
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Hodges
- STL Today, "Running for Congress keeps 2 Missouri lawmakers from voting" accessed May 21, 2013
- KTTS "Missouri Lawmakers Miss Votes While Vying For Congress" accessed May 21, 2013
|Missouri House of Representatives District 147
| Succeeded by|
|Missouri House of Representatives District 161
| Succeeded by|
Bill White (R)
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