A Colorado native, Mary Hodge was raised on the eastern plains of Colorado. Her mother was a science and math teacher at the local high school, her father a farmer, raising corn, wheat and other grains. She graduated from Idalia High School then entered the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the end of her sophomore year she was married to Richard Hodge. They transferred to Colorado State College which is now the University of Northern Colorado from which she earned a Bachelor’s in elementary education.Mary Hodge has had a varied work history. She taught first grade in School District 6 (Greeley), in a Montessori pre-school in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, co-owned and operated a small motel in Douglas, Wyoming, was a union clerk for Yellow Freight Systems and the office manager for Roadway Express both in Aurora, Colorado. Mary and her family have rental property in Adams and Weld Counties. This business was incorporated in 1960. She currently serves at the Secretary/Treasurer. Dick and Mary Hodge, married in 1966, raised three sons: Andrew (deceased), Jeffrey and Michael. They have two daughters-in-law: Nicole and Catherine and five grandchildren: Quinn, Truman, Magdalena, Loyola and Ignatius. Long active in her local community, Mary Hodge has served on the accountability committee at Northeast Elementary in Brighton, Artrain, Adams County Historical Society, 9Health fair, and is a member of the Greater Brighton Chamber of Commerce. First elected in 2000, Mary Hodge served House District 30 for 8 years and has just finished her second term in the Colorado Senate, representing District 25.