Joel Hodges has lived in the low-country all of his life. He served as an intern for U.S Senator Strom Thurmond in 1977. He attended the University of South Carolina studying retail management and also attended the College of Charleston studying political science. Joel is a graduate of the Charleston Trident Real Estate School. He served on the City of North Charleston’s Planning Commission from 1991-92. Joel became a member of the Charleston Breakfast Rotary Club in 1990. He was elected to Hanahan City Council in 2002. He is a member of Remount Baptist Church where he serves as Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Joel is the store manager at Jos A. Bank in Summerville, South Carolina.
Joel is married to Susan Tisdale Hodges (1986) and has two children Evans and Lilly.