Republican from Rhode Island
Dawson Hodgson is a state senator from North Kingstown, R.I., who represents District 35, which also includes East Greenwich, South Kingstown and Narragansett. A lawyer and businessman, he was first elected to the Senate in November 2010. He serves on the Senate's Judiciary Committee, Labor Committee and the Committee on Government Oversight. He is a 2014 candidate for attorney general.