Meet Tom Hodge
I have lived in St Charles with my wife Kathy and my 3 sons since 2012. My boys started in preschool here and will graduate from St Charles North High School in 5 years. Being a Real Estate Broker, I spend most of my time in the 14 district looking at homes, analyzing open land and roadways, and spending my free time in the county, Dining, Golfing, enjoying the forest preserves, and taking advantage of the many bike paths we have throughout the 14th district.
I grew up in Bartlett in the 70s and 80s and have always been driven to be involved. I first became interested in local government at the age of 19 when my mom was elected to the Bartlett City Council in 1988. She helped to grow and develop Bartlett from a small town of just a few thousand with very little services to the vibrant community that it is today. That instilled in me a deep sense of responsibility to the community in which I live. I am passionate about preserving and promoting the many unique neighborhoods, forest preserves and communities that make up the 14th district of Kane County.
I have been a Real Estate Broker in The St Charles and Elgin area for the past 7 years and have been playing close attention to our property values but also our property taxes. Our home values have continued to rise, and I will work to ensure that the policies of the county help to continue that growth and keep property taxes stable.
I founded Chicago Dye Works in 1997 and for the past 18 years have had the garment Dying facility located in downtown Elgin. The company has thrived and weathered all the many ups and downs of the constantly changing economic environments for the past 25 years.
I love giving back to my community. I recently organized a golf outing called “Wish You Were Here” to remember the loved ones we all lost in the last few years. We had over 100 people participate, and it raised $5,200 for the American Diabetes Association. I’m also involved with Northern Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity.