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Jason Hodge was
elected to the Board of Education in November 1996 and re-elected in November
2000 collecting 68% of the vote. His district includes the neighborhoods
encompassing Durant Manor, Colombian Gardens, Sobrante Park, Brookfield,
Elmhurst, Toler Heights, Broadmoor Village, the East Oakland hills, and the
Oakland Airport. Jason grew up in the east Oakland community of Sobrante Park
and is a product of the Oakland Public Schools. He attended Sobrante Park
Elementary, King Estates Jr. High, and Skyline High School where he graduated in
1992. He then completed coursework at Merritt College and transferred to the
University of California Berkeley where he earned a Bachelors Degree in English
Literature in 1998. Hodge went on to earn a Masters Degree in Public
Administration at Cal State Hayward.
Among Hodge's notable achievements as a board
member are the
re-opening of the main buildings of Castlemont High after years of construction
delays, building the Castlemont pool, leading the districtís successful effort
to renew Measure B, a multimillion dollar revenue generator for the school
district, re-opening Woodland Elementary, reducing class size across the
district, and recruiting the new Superintendent of Schools. In the November 1998
issue of Ebony Magazine, Hodge was featured as one of the nationís 30 most
promising African American leaders under 30.
Aside from his work with the Oakland Schools, Hodge is Director
of External Affairs for AC Transit, the largest public bus-only system in
California. He is also a mentor for local youth through the Alameda County CASA
program, and a Sunday School Teacher.
Hodge is the son of Harold and Yvonne Hodge and he has one
brother, the late Ronald Hodge and two sisters, Marcie and Nicole Hodge.
Term Ends: January 2005
District 7 Schools