Candidate Profile
Grant Hodges

Republican , Arkansas


Grant Hodges
State Rep., Dist. 96

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State Senator Cecile Bledsoe (R-Rogers) State Senator Bart Hester (R-Cave Springs) Fmr. U.S. Rep. John P. Hammerschmidt (R-Harrison) State Rep. Randy Alexander (R-Springdale)

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2014 NRA Grade: AQ Arkansas Family Council survey -


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

No Answer

5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.


7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Agree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

The natural progression of government is for it to grow in scope and power. The Founders saw how power corrupts and how it leads to despotism. The separation of powers was a safeguard against any one person or any one division of government becoming too powerful.

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court, Media

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a strong Christian and was raised to put Christ first in my life. I grew up in a Baptist church, attended a few different churches in college, and now attend Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas. I think Christians should guard themselves against politicians who say God told them to run for office, but I will say that He guides my path and I look to Him for guidance in all I do.


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Bachelor's, 2013
Work & Military
  • America Rising, LLC, Field Researcher, 2013-2014
  • NRA, Member
  • Conservative Arkansas, Member
  • Benton County Republican Committee, Member
  • Univ. of Arkansas Alumni Association, Member
  • Cross Church Pinnacle Hills
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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