Albany, Georgia , United States
Nov 28, 2012 02:45pm
|Info||Ken Hodges has dedicated his life to serving the people of Georgia. After graduating from law school at the University of Georgia, Hodges worked at an Atlanta law firm for a couple years before deciding to go back to his hometown Albany, Georgia where he ran as District Attorney in 1996 beating an incumbent with 65% of the vote. |
Ken Hodges served as District Attorney for 12 years and was re-elected in 2000 and 2004 by wide margins. It was in his hometown courthouse where Hodges stood at the prosecutor's table again and again helping to protect his community.
Ken Hodges has argued in front of the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court and supervised a staff of fifty individuals fighting for civil and criminal justice while always remaining fiscally responsible with taxpayer dollars.
Ken Hodges is known across the State for his leadership. He served as President of the Georgia District Attorney’s Association and in 2002 was given the prestigious honor of being recognized as Georgia’s District Attorney of the Year. He has also chaired the Prosecuting Attorney’s Council (PAC), and is a Fellow of the Lawyer’s Foundation of Georgia.
He is a graduate of Leadership Albany and Leadership Georgia, and was on the Board of Trustees for Leadership Georgia. He has been listed on Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 under 40” and the Fulton County Daily Report’s “Attorneys on the Rise.”
Hodges was born and raised in Albany, Georgia and went on to receive his bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Sociology from Emory University in 1988 and his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1991. His wife, Melissa, grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from The Marist School in Atlanta. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Indiana and worked as a television news anchor and reporter. The couple was married in 2004 and currently lives in Atlanta with their daughter.