ABOUT BENJAMIN HODGE

BACKGROUND

- State Representative, District 49 (parts of Overland Park and Olathe)
- Johnson County Community College, Elected Trustee
- Chairman, County Government Special Committee on Property Rights
- Board Member, County Mental Health Governing Board
- State Delegate for Kansas Republican Party
- Precinct Committeeman in Overland Park
- Volunteer for adults with special needs
- Licensed insurance advisor
- Eagle Scout

RECOGNITIONS

- “Every governing body from top to bottom needs at least one member who will stand up for the taxpayers, and Benjamin Hodge is that person” – ‘The Gardner News’ 

- “We applaud you” – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, a national First Amendment rights group

- A “Pro-jobs Legislator” – Kansas Chamber of Commerce

- “A” Rating – National Rifle Association

- “Mr. Hodge, thanks for being on the right side” – Bill O’Reilly, host of ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ on Fox News

- “A true limited government conservative” – Radio host Paul Ibbetson, of KRMR 105.7 FM ‘The Patriot’ in Hays, KS

- “A first-class political mind” – Johnson County Commissioner Michael Ashcraft, 5th District

- A “Champion of the Taxpayer” – Americans for Prosperity

- 91% Lifetime Rating – Kansas Taxpayers Network

- “Good job, Ben Hodge” – ‘Kansas City Star’ editorial board member Yael Abouhalkah, after Hodge challenged JCCC’s leadership on following the state open meetings laws

- A “champion of open meetings and open records” and “committed to transparency” – ‘The Gardner News’

 

EDUCATION

- Master’s Degree in Business Administration, UMKC
- Bachelor’s of Science in Journalism, Kansas State University
- Shawnee Mission East High School