HODGES ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY FOR MADISON COUNTY CIRCUIT CLERK
District 2 Election Commissioner Julia Hodges announced Friday her candidacy for Madison County Circuit Clerk. The position will be vacated at the end of the year due to the retirement of Lee Westbrook. Hodges is a native of Jackson where she graduated from Jackson Preparatory in 1983. She attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Radio, Television and Film. She worked in that industry for many years until she returned to Mississippi in 2006. She was active in the effort to pass Voter ID in Mississippi when she traveled around the state with other volunteers in 2009 collecting thousands of signatures in support of Voter ID. Over 120,000 signatures were gathered to support the amendment being placed on the ballot where it was passed by the voters of Mississippi. She has also worked around the country in support of conservative candidates with groups such as the fight against the Recall of Governor Scott Walker, Americans For Prosperity and WA PEP.
Julia ran for District 2 Election Commissioner of Madison County in 2012. In that position, her goal has been to clean up the voter rolls of her district. “I have also worked in every election to see that voting is conducted with honesty and efficiency and that the integrity of the ballot is maintained,” she said.
Hodges said she believed the experience she has gained as an election commissioner, her previous work experience and her natural ability to work well with people uniquely qualifies her to serve as Madison County Circuit Clerk.