About Taxpayers Voting for Draig Hodge
Freedom and Responsibility go together.
Dean Scott Hodge is known as “Draig” by his friends and fans, only his family calls him "Dean" any more. While a senior in high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He was deployed in the Mediterranean Sea as part of the Multinational Peacekeeping for Force in (Beirut) Lebanon and other operations. Draig Hodge received an Honorable Discharge about a decade later.
Draig was appointed to the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) and Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Commissions of the City of Saint Charles during the 2000s; he was active in the P&Z seeking to find a balance between property owners’ rights and the interests of the City. The TIF Commission only met once during his appointment, that meeting was for the opening of 5th Street Bass Pro shop. He was appointed to the Special Events Commission and Bicentennial-Sesquicentennial Coordinating Committee of the City of Bridgeton and served during the 1990s.
As a professional educator Draig has taught adults in the U.S. Navy, traditional university, and at career and technical colleges. He has also as a corporate trainer, a computer programmer, health care provider, and as a medical research lab assistant. He holds degrees in Business Management, Computer Science, Biology and Philosophy; the last two degrees are combined as Philosophy of Science which deals with ethical questions and policies. Draig enjoys solving problems and lifting the human burden.
Draig's hobbies include breeding and training shih tzus, body building, and motorcycles. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting, camping, whitewater rafting and hiking. Draig is a union rugby player, referee and coach. He helped start a few local rugby clubs and looks forward to the return of sevens rugby to the Olympics this year.
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