Name : Dawson Tucker Hodgson
Date of birth : July 10, 1978
Place of residence : North Kingstown
Education - College
College : Bucknell University
Degree : B.A.
Year of graduation : 2000
Education - Grad School
University : University of Connecticut School of Law
Degree : J.D.
Year of graduation : 2004
Job titles held : Criminal Prosecutor
Employers : Rhode Island Department of Attorney General
Party affiliation : Republican
Running for position: Senate District 35
First elected: November 2, 2010
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA
Dawson Hodgson was elected to the Rhode Island Senate on Nov. 2, 2010, in his first campaign for elected office. A former state prosecutor, Senator Hodgson is a pro-economic growth, pro-government reform legislator, working to deliver a clean competent government for Rhode Island. He serves on the Senate Committees on Judiciary and Labor, and the Joint Committee on Economic Development.
In his first legislative session he has been elected Deputy Minority Leader and emerged as a thoughtful advocate for better government and fiscal restraint. Senator Hodgson is a native of North Kingstown, where he grew up living and working on his family's turf farm.
A graduate of Bucknell University and University of Connecticut School of Law, he previously served as a Rhode Island state criminal prosecutor from 2005 to 2010. Senator Hodgson and his wife Megan reside in North Kingstown with their two young boys. He has entered the private practice of law, and remains involved in his family's farming business.