About Jevin D. Hodge

      Jevin is deeply involved in his community. He serves as the Chair of the Booker T. Washington Child Development Center, is the former President of the Tempe Union High Schools Education Foundation, and sits on the boards of several non-profit charitable institutions around Arizona. Professionally, he is the National Engagement Director of LINK Strategic Partners, a strategic communications, stakeholder engagement, and social impact consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. Leading operations in the Phoenix-area, Jevin works with community partners to design media strategy and manage public relations for governments, non-profits, and businesses hosting major events around the US and abroad, including the Citi Open Tennis Tournament, the Urban Alliance, the City of Washington, D.C., and Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership. He formerly served as the Vice-Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party, through which he spent three years traveling across Arizona to engage people civically and learn about the short- and long-term challenges facing those who work, study, and live in our state. Jevin was elected by the ADP’s State Committee twice to serve as the youngest African American statewide official in the entire Democratic Party. He previously chaired committees that succeeded in passing bond and override resolutions for Tempe Elementary and Tempe Union High School Districts, augmenting the education of 50,000 students in Arizona. Jevin Hodge previously served as the President of the Las Brisas Homeowners Association in Tempe, where he managed finances, maintenance, and development for a community of close to a thousand people.

 

      An Arizona native, Jevin is adept at working with community leaders and elected officials, oftentimes focusing on how to increase civic engagement among all Arizonans. In the East Valley Jevin has hosted town halls and roundtables with Members of Congress, Cabinet officials, local chiefs of police, and state legislators. Jevin Hodge is the recipient of the Roy Wilkins Service Award, a lifetime achievement recognition by the NAACP of the East Valley. He has also received three separate awards named after the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. In 2020 he was recognized by the City of Tempe’s Human Relations Commission and McClintock High School for his civic efforts. In 2019, after serving as their MLK Day speaker, Jevin was recognized by Grambling State University, a historically black college.

 

      Jevin Hodge was born in Tempe, Arizona and was raised by Berdetta Hodge, his mother and role model. Berdetta, the first black woman elected in the City of Tempe as the President of the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board, instilled in Jevin and his brother a love for service and community. Jevin attended McClintock High School and has a degree in Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to working for LINK Strategic Partners, organizing in his community, and running his campaign, Jevin cares for his family members, neighbors, and other loved ones in his role as a family man, pet owner, and homeowner.