Jody Hice

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Jody Hice
Jody Hice official portrait.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 10
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 0
PredecessorPaul Broun (R)
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Cost per vote$7.27 in 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$952,162
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAsbury College
Master'sSouthwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Ph.D.Luther Rice University and Seminary
Place of birthAtlanta, Georgia
ProfessionPastor and radio talk show host
Office website
Campaign website
Jody Hice is a Republican member of the U.S. House and represents the 10th Congressional District of Georgia.[1] He defeated Ken Dious (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2] Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[4]


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.[5] 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.[6]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Hice's academic, professional and political career:[7]

  • 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.

Committee assignments

U.S. House


Hice serves on the following committees:[8]

Key votes

114th Congress


The first session of the 114th Congress has enacted into law 6 out of the 2,616 introduced bills (0.2 percent). Comparatively, the 113th Congress had 1.3 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[9] For more information pertaining to Hice's voting record in the 114th Congress, please see the below sections.[10]

Economic and fiscal

2016 Budget proposal

Yea3.png On April 30, 2015, the House voted to approve SConRes11, a congressional budget proposal for fiscal year 2016, by a vote of 226-197. The non-binding resolution will be used to create 12 appropriations bills to fund the government before funding runs out on October 1. All 183 Democrats who voted, voted against the resolution. Hice voted with 225 other Republicans to approve the bill.[11][12][13]

Foreign Affairs

Iran nuclear deal

Yea3.png On May 14, 2015, the House approved HR 1191 - the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015 by a vote of 400-25. The bill requires President Barack Obama to submit the details of a nuclear deal with Iran for congressional review, if negotiators reach a final agreement. Congress will have 30 days to review the deal and vote to approve or disapprove the deal. During the review period, sanctions on Iran cannot be lifted. Hice voted with 222 other Republican representatives to approve the bill.[14][15]


On The Issues Vote Match

Jody Hice's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the analysis, Hice is a Hard-Core Conservative.[16] Note: We are working to resolve inaccuracies with this information. Thank you for your patience.

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Campaign themes


Hice's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[17]

  • 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."



See also: Georgia's 10th Congressional District elections, 2014

Hice ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Georgia's 10th District.[1] Hice advanced past the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.[3] Hice defeated Mike Collins (Georgia) in the Republican runoff primary on July 22, 2014.[4] He defeated challenger Ken Dious (D) in the general election.

U.S. House, Georgia District 10 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Ken Dious 33.48% 65,777
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 66.52% 130,703
Total Votes 196,480
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 33.5% 17,408
Green check mark transparent.pngMike Collins 33% 17,143
Donna Sheldon 15.3% 7,972
Gary Gerrard 7.4% 3,830
Stephen Simpson 4.7% 2,423
Mitchell Swan 4.2% 2,167
Brian Slowinski 2% 1,027
Total Votes 51,970
Source: Georgia Secretary of State
U.S. House, Georgia District 10 Runoff Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJody Hice 54.3% 26,961
Mike Collins 45.7% 22,673
Total Votes 49,634
Source: Results via Associated Press

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Hice is available dating back to 2014. Based on available campaign finance records, Hice raised a total of $952,162 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 14, 2015.[18]

Jody Hice's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2014 U.S. House (Georgia, District 10) Won $952,162
Grand Total Raised $952,162


Hice won election to the U.S. House in 2014. During that election cycle, Hice's campaign committee raised a total of $952,162 and spent $949,719.[19] This is less than the average $1.45 million spent by House winners in 2014.[20]

Cost per vote

Hice spent $7.27 per general election vote received in 2014.

U.S. House, Georgia District 10, 2014 - Jody Hice Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $952,162
Total Spent $949,719
Total Raised by Election Runner-up $31,795
Total Spent by Election Runner-up $35,774
Top contributors to Jody Hice's campaign committee
Atlanta Communities$15,000
Citizens Pharmacy$10,400
American Assn for Justice$10,000
Citizens United$10,000
National Assn for Gun Rights$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$38,710
Leadership PACs$30,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$27,700

Below are Hice's FEC reports.[21]

External links

Suggest a link


  1. 1.0 1.1 Atlanta-Journal Constitution, "Jody Hice enters GOP race to replace Paul Broun" accessed April 17, 2013
  2. Politico, "House Elections Results," accessed November 11, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Associated Press, "Georgia Election Results," accessed May 20, 2014
  4. 4.0 4.1 Associated Press, "Runoff Primary Results," accessed July 22, 2014
  5. Think Progress, "Likely Georgia Congressman Thinks Women Should Get Husbands’ Permission Before Entering Politics," accessed August 11, 2014
  6. Hice for Congress, "About Jody," accessed February 3, 2015
  7. Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, "Jody Hice," accessed January 26, 2015
  8. U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk, "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 113th Congress," accessed April 29, 2015
  10. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the One Hundred Fourteenth Congress," April 13, 2015
  11., "S.Con.Res.11," accessed May 5, 2015
  12., "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 183," accessed May 5, 2015
  13. The Hill, "Republicans pass a budget, flexing power of majority," accessed May 5, 2015
  14., "H.R.1191 - Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015," accessed May 16, 2015
  15., "Final Vote Results for Roll Call 226," accessed May 16, 2015
  16. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named ontheissues
  17. Jody Hice for Congress, "Issues," accessed February 4, 2015
  18. Open Secrets, "Career Fundraising for Jody Hice," accessed April 14, 2015
  19. Open Secrets, "Jody Hice 2014 Election Cycle," accessed April 1, 2015
  20. Open Secrets, "Winning vs. Spending," accessed April 1, 2015
  21. Federal Election Commission, "Jody Hice 2014 Summary reports," accessed November 4, 2013
  22. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed July 29, 2013
  23. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 4, 2013
  24. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed February 24, 2014
  25. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed April 21, 2014
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Broun (R)
Georgia's 10th Congressional District
Succeeded by