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U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 10

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Robert Hodges

13,130 votes (10.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • My first priority as a current member of the Denair Unified School Board is focusing on public school education and eliminating Common Core.
  • A top priority is my interest in every aspect of California agriculture from land rights to water rights for the farmer.
  • A top priority is focusing on the expansion and adequate supplying of our Active Duty personnel with appropriate equipment, as well as caring for and enhancing our Veterans’ rights.



Profession:In addition to farming my own ranch, I own a custom farming business managing almond ranches in District 10.
Trustee, Denair Unified School District Board of Trustees — Elected position (2014–current)
President, Denair Unified School Board — Elected position (2012–2014)


California Coast University Bachelor of Arts, with Honors, Business (2014)

Questions & Answers

Questions from The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (4)

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why.
Answer from Robert Hodges:

Enforce current immigration laws. Current laws are adequate if enforced by the Immigration Department and Border Patrol is authorized to enforce the laws.

The political climate in Washington, D.C. has been extremely partisan in recent years. In that kind of atmosphere, what would you do to get things done while in office?
Answer from Robert Hodges:

I will work with conservative Democrats and Republicans on the issues we agree on and solve those problems; then address and negotiate resolutions for those we don't agree on.

What, if anything, does the U.S. need to do in order to address national security and terrorism? Please explain your answer in detail.
Answer from Robert Hodges:

Increase the size of the United States military and adequately supply the men and women defending our country with appropriate weapons and materials to do their job. There needs to be legitimate vetting of Syrian Refugees coming to live in our communities.  Obama Administration officials, by their own admission, agree the current vetting system is inadequate.

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Answer from Robert Hodges:

It is crucial for America to act now and invest in our water storage, water recharge, and desalinization. Local control of our water and water systems is the best way to make certain water will not be an issue in the future.

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