Hodges to seek third term in state House

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST ARKANSAS - DOUG THOMP­SON Doug Thomp­son can be reached by email at dthomp­son@nwadg. com or on Twit­ter @NWADoug.

ROGERS — Rep. Grant Hodges, R-Rogers, said he will seek a third term in the state House rep­re­sent­ing District 96.

The district in­cludes parts of Rogers, Low­ell, Avoca, Garfield and Gate­way. It also cov­ers much of east­ern Ben­ton County.

Hodges has con­sis­tently voted for tax re­duc­tions in the Leg­is­la­ture and, in the last ses­sion, was a spon­sor of bills that passed and elim­i­nated 14 state boards and com­mis­sions.

“I have con­sis­tently voted pro-life, pro-gun and have re­ceived high marks from con­ser­va­tive or­ga­ni­za­tions, the NRA and the busi­ness com­mu­nity,” said his an­nounce­ment state­ment, which was re­leased Tues­day.

Hodges has also worked across the par­ti­san aisle. He was the lead­ing House spon­sor of suc­cess­ful leg­is­la­tion last ses­sion that sep­a­rated the state and fed­eral cel­e­bra­tion of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth­day from the state cel­e­bra­tion of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s birth­day.

Be­sides his work in the Leg­is­la­ture, Hodges joined Rep. Gregg Led­ing, D-Fayet­teville, in an un­suc­cess­ful ef­fort to con­vince the Wash­ing­ton County Elec­tion Com­mis­sion to put a polling lo­ca­tion on the Uni­ver­sity of Arkansas cam­pus.

Hodges is a mem­ber of the House Ed­u­ca­tion and the In­sur­ance and Com­merce com­mit­tees. He is a full-time law­maker.

Hodges faced no Demo­cratic op­po­nent in the last elec­tion and no an­nounced op­po­nents so far.

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