G.S. “Gator” Hodges was elected to office in 2008 and assumed office in January of 2009. He is currently employed in a management position with CSX Transportation. Commissioner Hodges served the public for 10 years as a police officer with the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and the Henry County Police before working for the railroad. He grew up in Hinesville, Georgia and graduated from Bradwell Institute. He attended Georgia Southern University where he studied Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the 2007 Leadership Butts County course and was the chairperson of the 2009 class. Commissioner Hodges lives in the Stark community with his wife Keri and their son Noah. Commissioner Hodges is an active member of Rock Springs Congregational Methodist Church in Milner where his son attends pre-school.
Hodges serves on the Middle Ocmulgee Water Council by appointment from the Georgia Speaker of the House. He also is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development for the Association of County Commissioners of Georgia and is a graduate of the Leadership Georgia Class of 2010.
Most recently, Commissioner Hodges was named by Georgia Trend Magazine to their “Top 40 under 40” list in October of 2010. The annual list is a select group of 40 Georgians under the age of 40 who are blazing a trail in the field of Education, Government, Politics, Business or Industry. He is also a graduate of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development.
He was elected to his first term as Chairman by the board in 2013 and serves this year in that capacity.
Commissioner Hodges writes and publishes a blog covering Butts County and the work of the County Commission. To read it or subscribe to it, go to www.gatorhodges.com
To the citizens of District 1 and the residents of Butts County:
I find myself humbled and honored to represent your views, values, desires and future for Butts County. I stand tall and ready to assure the taxpayers of Butts County that I will do my part in ensuring the fiscal responsibility of your Butts County Government, to include full examination of all processes and streamlining all to save taxpayer money. As your voice in County Government, I welcome all input and concerns as we face together the pain and joys of growth. Please use the below points of contact to keep me abreast of your input and concerns as we weather the current economic downturn and prepare to take advantage of the opportunies that will present themselves as our County, our State and our Country emerge from this a better and more prosperous place to be.
G.S. “Gator” Hodges