Mike Hodges

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Hodges attended the University of Georgia and earned a BBA in Banking and Finance. He has since also graduated from the UGA school of banking, Stonier School of Banking, Leadership Glynn, and Leadership Georgia programs. Hodges was named CEO of the company he founded, the First Bank of Brunswick, in 1996. His company was later acquired by Ameris Bancorp [4]. Currently, he is the President of the Southeast Georgia Coastal Market [2]. Hodges has also been hospital chair since 2003, has been on the Southeast Georgia Health System Board since 2015, and is the chair of the Coastal Community Health Board [4].

Key Issues

Reproductive Health

Hodges identifies as pro-life and supports the Heartbeat Bill. He wishes to end all efforts to make abortion legal [3].

Elections

Hodges fully supports the Election Integrity Act, which makes voting more secure [2].

Economy

Hodges wants to cut taxes and regulations and enhance the workforce to create economic growth. He also wants to garner more support for local businesses and various Georgian industries such as tourism and agriculture [2].

Gun Policy

Hodges believes in the constitutional right to bear arms [2].

Healthcare

Hodges wants to expand mental health programs to all Georgians. He also wishes to lower healthcare insurance premiums and add free market solutions [2].

Education

Hodges firmly supports local colleges and wants all Georgians to receive the chance for higher education. He wants to increase parent involvement in the education system as well [2].

Endorsements

Sheila McNeill, District 3 Senator; Mack Mattingly, Former Senator; Buddy DeLoach, District 167 Georgia State Representative; Ralph Basam, Former US Secret Service Director; William Ligon, Former District 3 State Senator; Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Sources

1 Ballotpedia
2 Hodges Campaign Site
3 Facebook
4 The Brunswick News
5 Georgia Chamber of Commerce