Steve Hodges Democratic Candidate for Congress
The June 6 Special Election to fill Missouri's Eighth Congressional District provides an opportunity for Southeast Missouri ‘s African American community to send a voice to Washington. Missouri State representative Steve Hodges wants to be that voice. Steve has served in the Missouri House since 2006, where he represented towns like East Prairie, New Madrid, Howardville, Hayti, Portageville and parts of Sikeston. Hodges and Republican candidate State Rep. Jason Smith are both vying for the seat left vacant by the resignation of JoAnn Emerson; also running are Doug Enyart (Constitution Party), and Bill Slantz (Libertarian).
The 8th Congressional District Missouri's stretches across 30 counties, from the suburbs of St. Louis south to the Missouri Bootheel and west to the Ozark hills. The district is one of the poorest in the state with a median household income of less than $36,000 its residents are the least educated in Missouri, with more than 85 percent lacking bachelor's degrees. We may not have great financial means, but we are good, hard-working people. We work behind each other and do things for each other. I want to carry the voice to Washington D.C. about how people are in the Eighth District. Hodges is known in these communities and has done a good job of addressing the concerns of its people. (Read More)