Thursday, August 16, 2012
Dawson Tucker Hodgson is running for re-election, for a second term in the Senate.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Name : Dawson Tucker Hodgson Date of birth : July 10, 1978 Place of residence : North Kingstown College : Bucknell University Degree : B.A. Year of graduation : 2000 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 Incumbent: Yes First elected: November 2, 2010 Previous elective offices : NA Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA URLs Website : www.DawsonHodgson.com Twitter : @DawsonHodgson Facebook : Dawson Hodgson Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/SenatorDawsonHodgson Dawson Hodgson was elected to the Rhode Island Senate on Nov…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Senator Dawson Hodgson, who now represents South Kingstown and Narragansett, will seek a second term.
State Senator Dawson Hodgson today filed papers with the North Kingstown Board of Canvassers, officially declaring his intention to seek a second term in the Rhode Island Senate. “I am proud of the reputation I have earned as a conscientious and diligent senator who stands up to be counted when it matters most for Rhode Island,” Hodgson said in an announcement e-mailed to constituents. “I have been engaged on nearly substantive issue to come before the legislature during my term, and I am confident that my record accords with the vision of leadership I’ve articulated since I was elected in 2010 – we must have clean, competent government for Rhode Island, and foster an environment that promotes job growth. The results of the current …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Democrat Lou Raptakis says he will run for his old Senate seat — currently held by Glen Shibley — while newcomer Peter DeSimone said he’ll run for Senate District 35, the seat now held by Dawson Hodgson.
Democrats Lou Raptakis of Coventry and political newcomer Peter DeSimone of Narragansett both said they planned to run for state Senate during a "community dinner" Sunday night at Cole Middle School in East Greenwich hosted by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse. Raptakis said he will run for Senate Dist. 33, a seat now held by Republican Glen Shibley of Coventry. DeSimone said he will run for Senate Dist. 35, a seat now held by Republican Dawson Hodgson of North Kingstown. Neither Shibley nor Hodgson has announced re-election plans. Raptakis gave up his seat in the state Senate two years ago to run for Secretary of State. He lost in the primary against incumbent Ralph Mollis, who won re-election. “The state’s not on the right track,” Raptakis …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Among the bills he's introduced, one would abolish the Caruolo Act. Another would offer merit "bonuses" for some teachers.
Dawson Hodgson, the Republican state senator from North Kingstown, spent his first year in office learning the ropes — “playing defense and being a vocal opponent of bad ideas.” This year, he said, he plans to take a more proactive role, from attempting to abolish the act that gives school committees the right to sue towns to offering $1,000 bonuses to teachers whose students earn AP credits. “I’m attempting to implement more policy changes,” Hodgson said in an recent interview. He’s introduced six what he calls “substantive” bills this session, this despite a bout of pneumonia a month ago that landed him in the hospital for two days. He’s recovered but said he tires more quickly than usual, joking that the Democrats have been enjoying a …