ABOUT BENJAMIN HODGE

Ben HodgeBACKGROUND

- Confirmed by 7-0 vote of Johnson County Commission as Member of Governing Board, Johnson County Mental Health Center, 2013
- State Representative, District 49 (parts of Overland Park and Olathe), 2007-’08
- Johnson County Community College Trustee, 2005-’09
- Licensed insurance advisor
- Chairman, Kansans for State and Local Reform Group
- Delegate to Kansas Republican Party, 2009-’10
- Eagle Scout
- Advocate for those with special needs

EDUCATION

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

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT BENJAMIN HODGE

- “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 [at Johnson County Community College].” — The Gardner News editorial board

- “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 Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor”

- “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” – Gardner News editorial board