Dawson Hodgson's file:

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.

Recent statements involving Dawson Hodgson

Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."

The Rhode Island Parole Board "never received an objection from the attorney general" to the parole of  convicted murder Alfred Brissette.

"The amount of money that we put into running our own state legislature is nearly as much as we put into the University of Rhode Island."

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