AustinTX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott has reappointed Jay Hodge as the presiding officer of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority to complete the remainder of a two-year term that will expire on February 1, 2023.  The regional mobility authority is a political subdivision that allows local transportation planning and project delivery leaders to partner with the state to deliver transportation infrastructure projects that serve Delta, Fannin, Hunt, and Lamar Counties.

Jay Hodge of Paris is president and owner of Jay Hodge Auto Group.  He owns and operates four auto dealerships in Texas and Oklahoma. He volunteers as an executive board member and incoming president for the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce.  He has also been involved with the Paris Texas Exes chapter, the Lamar County Fair Association, and his local Rotary Club.  The Governor first appointed Hodge to the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority in 2019.  Hodge received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Government from The University of Texas at Austin.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.