Mississippi State House, District 116
Hogue earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and an Associates in applied science from the Pharmacy Technology Community College of the Air Force. From 1998 to 2005, she served in the US Air Force as a pharmacy technician. Hogue went on to work as a Customer Development Specialist at MDG Medical, before accepting a position as a pharmacy instructor at Virginia College.
Hogue's 2011 special election campaign website emphasized several key policy positions and campaign themes:
- Defense/Military: "As an Air Force veteran, Jess Hogue knows we must maintain our national defense and defend our national sovereignty by supporting our military and honoring the benefits our veterans have been promised. Like her husband, Captain Dave Hogue, Jess knows the military members and veterans all along the Gulf Coast represent a vital element both socially and economically to South Mississippi."
- Education: "Jess Hogue knows that a solid education is not only the key to our children’s personal economic future, but will provide the foundation that will grant Americans jobs for today and generations beyond."
- Conservative Values: "As a NRA member, Crisis Pregnancy Counselor, a member of both the Women’s Ministry Team and a Youth Ministry Leader at Cedar Lake Christian Assembly, Jess Hogue doesn’t just wear the title of Conservative Republican – she lives it every day."
- Fiscal Responsibility: "[Hogue] believes in controlling spending; manages the family checkbook and will advocate for fiscally responsible legislation in Jackson. Jess will not be controlled by special interests and career politicians. She will be a conservative, independent voice in Jackson as she takes her common sense approach from her home to the State House. Jess will work with legislators both in and outside the state of Mississippi to make insurance more affordable for Coast residents and businesses."
Hogue was defeated in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi House of Representatives District 116. Jim Atchison (R) and Casey Eure (R) garnered the most votes in the special election.
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