Kenneth Hodges

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Kenneth Hodges
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South Carolina House District 121
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
November 10, 2014
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,400/year
Per diem$131/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionInstructor/Pastor
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kenneth Hodges (b. February 11, 1952) is a Democratic member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 121.

Education

Hodges earned his BA from Clark College in 1977. He went on to receive his MDiv from Morehouse School of Religion of Interdenominational Theological Center in 1986.

Professional experience

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.

Political experience

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. Hodges was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in a special election on August 16, 2005. He has served in the House since, representing the 121st District.

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

2012

See also: South Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hodges is unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, as well as the general election on November 6.[1][2]

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

Hodges defeated Bobby Mayes in the June 8 Democratic primary for District 121 of the South Carolina House of Representatives by a margin of 1,071-257. Owens won unopposed in the general election on November 2[3].

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

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.[4]

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.[5]

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

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."[6]

2012

Kenneth Hodges received a score of 13% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 92nd out of all 124 South Carolina House of Representatives members.[7] His score was followed by representatives Lonnie Hosey (13%), Leon Howard (13%), and Kevin Johnson (13%).[8]

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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