By The Associated Press
NAME: Steve Hodges
AGE: 64. Born Feb. 2, 1949, in Cape Girardeau.
HOME: East Prairie
POLITICAL PARTY: Democrat.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in business administration, Southeast Missouri State University; master's degree in business administration, University of Missouri.
EXPERIENCE: Missouri House of Representatives, January 2007 to present; former supermarket owner, high school sports referee and substitute teacher.
FAMILY: Wife, Amy; three sons.