Kenneth Hodges

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Kenneth Hodges
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South Carolina House District 121
Incumbent
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 9
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$140/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2005
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sClark College, 1977
Master'sMorehouse School of Religion of Interdenominational Theological Center, 1986
Personal
ProfessionInstructor/Pastor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth F. Hodges (b. February 11, 1952) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 121. He was first elected to the chamber in a special election on August 16, 2005.

Biography

Hodges earned his B.A. from Clark College in 1977. He went on to receive his M.Div. from Morehouse School of Religion of Interdenominational Theological Center in 1986. Hodges was a Pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church in Bennettsville, South Carolina from 1986 to 1995. In 1999, he preached and taught in Zimbabwe and preached in Bulawayo and Matare as well. He has been a member of the Faculty at South Carolina Baptist Congress of Christian Education since 1994. He has also worked as an Instructor at Morris College Extension since 1998. He is also currently a Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church.

Hodges served as Commissioner of the Bennettsville Housing Authority from 1989 to 1993. He also was Chairman from 1991 to 1993. From 1989 to 1995, he served as a Councilman on the Bennettsville City Council. He was then Vice Chairman of the Beaufort District of the Old Ashley Association from 1997 to 2000.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:

South Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Natural Resources & Environmental Affairs

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Hodges served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 124 seats in the South Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 30, 2014. Incumbent Kenneth Hodges was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Hodges is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hodges won, after running unopposed, in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[3][4]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 121, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Hodges Incumbent 99.3% 12,088
     Other Write-Ins 0.7% 86
Total Votes 12,174

2010

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hodges defeated Bobby Mayes in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 121 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 1,071 to 257. Owens won, after running unopposed, in the general election on November 2.[5]

House of Representatives Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Hodges (Incumbent) 1,071
Bobby Mayes 257
South Carolina House of Representatives, District 121 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Hodges (D) 6,480 98.83%
Write-In 77 1.17%

2008

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Hodges won re-election to the 121st District seat in the South Carolina House of Representatives, defeating Bonnie Adams (R).

Hodges raised $8,025 for his campaign, while Adams raised $350.[6]

South Carolina House of Representatives, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kenneth Hodges (D) 7,808
Bonnie Adams (R) 3,175

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Hodges is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Hodges raised a total of $26,843 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[7]

Kenneth Hodges's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 South Carolina State House, District 121 Won $1,050
2010 South Carolina State House, District 121 Won $4,800
2008 South Carolina State House, District 121 Won $8,025
2006 South Carolina State House, District 121 Won $12,968
Grand Total Raised $26,843

2012

Hodges won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $1,050.
South Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kenneth Hodges's campaign in 2012
South Carolina Chiropractic Association$300
South Carolina Forestry Association$300
Anheuser-Busch$250
Jenkins, Robert$100
Mcleod, Peden B$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,050
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Hodges won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $4,800.

2008

Hodges won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $8,025.

2006

Hodges won re-election to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Hodges raised a total of $12,968.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in South Carolina

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of South Carolina scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

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2013-2014

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 120th legislative session from January 8, 2013, to June 6, 2014. In 2014, a statewide session was held from June 17 to June 19 "for the consideration of certain specified matters."[8]

  • Legislators are scored on business issues, including: infrastructure funding, the Department of Employment and Workforce Integrity bill, expanding 4-year-old kindergarten and funding for the Manufacturing Skills Standard Council.
  • The scorecards are not comprehensive, but concentrate on issues related to jobs, spending, and freedom.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

2011-2012

The South Carolina State Legislature was in its 119th legislative session from January 11, 2011, to June 7, 2012. On June 2, 2011, Governor Nikki Haley attempted to call the Legislature into an "emergency" special session to begin on June 7 to create the new South Carolina Department of Administration. A lawsuit was filed by Senate President Pro Tem Glenn McConnell, in which he contended that Haley's call for a special session was unconstitutional, and that it violated the state Constitution's requirement of separation of powers among the governor, legislature and courts.[9] On June 6, the South Carolina Supreme Court ruled 3-2 against Governor Haley, stating that her order violated the Legislature's ability to set its calendar and agenda.[10] The legislature met in a special redistricting session from June 14 - July 1.[11] The legislature re-convened July 26.[12]

  • Legislators are scored on environment and conservation of land efforts.
  • Legislators are scored on medicaid flexibility, economic development, vetoes sustained, and record of votes.
  • Legislators are scored on limited government, the free market, and individual liberty and responsibility.
  • The RLC supports individual rights, limited government and free enterprise.
  • BIPEC uses roll call votes on business and industry issues to calculate a Vote Score for members of South Carolina's state legislature.
  • Legislators are scored on efforts to promote economic freedom, lower taxes, create an efficient and accountable state government, reduce spending, protect small businesses and reform the state's pension system.

The Palmetto Liberty PAC Scorecard

See also: The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee's Legislative Score Card

The Palmetto Liberty Political Action Committee, a conservative pro-limited government think tank in South Carolina, releases its Scorecard for South Carolina Representatives and Senators once a year. The Scorecard gives each a legislator a score based on how they voted in the two-year legislative term prior to the election on specific issues which the Palametto Liberty PAC thought were anti-limited government. "Most of the votes shown on the score card are votes that we lost. Now we can identify the Legislators that caused us to lose these votes. These Legislators are the ones who need to be replaced if we are to achieve the vision of having the most free state in the nation."[13]

2012

Kenneth Hodges received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 92nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[14] His score was followed by representatives Lonnie Hosey (13%), Leon Howard (13%), and Kevin Johnson (13%).[15]

Personal

Hodges and his wife, Patricia, have three children.

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Preceded by
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South Carolina House of Representatives District 121
2004–present
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