Born in Enid, Oklahoma in 1964, Mr. Hodgden grew up on a farm west of Enid near Drummond, Oklahoma. John continues to operate a wheat and cattle farm located west of Enid on the same family farm which has been in his family since statehood.
John received an undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1986 and received his law degree and master of Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 1990. His daughter Claudia is a student at the University of Oklahoma.
After graduating from law school, John practiced law in Houston for seven years working for Exxon exploration in private practice in Houston. John is licensed to practice in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas.
John has served as a city councilman on the City of Enid commission and is active member of the American Business Club. John has extensive experience handling family law matters throughout Northwest Oklahoma including divorce, child custody, guardianships, and grandparent visitation matters. A significant portion of John's practice is devoted to representation of landowners, business, and agricultural clients in civil disputes; he has extensive experience in criminal law matter including DUI and other alcohol related driving offenses.