Commissioner Mary Hodge is a Colorado native raised on the eastern plains of Colorado. She graduated from Idalia High School, and then entered the University of Colorado at Boulder. At the end of her sophomore year she married Richard Hodge and they transferred to Colorado State College (now the University of Northern Colorado) from which she earned a Bachelor’s in elementary education.
Commissioner 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,.
Commissioner Hodge was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 2000 where she served two terms. She then was elected to the Colorado State Senate and finished her second term in 2016. Commissioner Hodge’s even keel and fiscal responsibility directly influence every decision made in the Adams County budget. Consistently data-driven and outcome-focused, Mary Hodge has used her experience to protect Adams County tax dollars and make certain beneficial outcomes reach both urban residents and the rural plains.
Commissioner Hodge has maintained an equitable trajectory of projects for the eastern plains, the most notable being the pioneering of an innovative new gravel road mixture and technique. Another notable achievement driven by Commissioner Hodge was the designation of the new Colorado Air and Space Port. She was critical in championing this project, garnering political support and refining our proposal to expedite the comfort and trust of our partners at Denver International Airport.
Commissioner Hodge’s recent endeavors focus on public health. She actively advocates for public health through the Adams County Water Quality Association, Boundary Control Commission, and Aurora Mental Health Center boards