Hodge pleaded guilty three weeks ago to a federal tax evasion charge related to what some call the biggest public corruption case in Dallas history. As part of her plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office, Hodge agred to not seek re-election to represent the 100th Legislative District of Texas.
"It has come to my attention that efforts are underway to encourage voters of District 100 to support my re-election," Hodge said in a written statement. "Because I cannot serve if elected and have terminated my campaign activities, I do not endorse or support any such efforts, and I urge that these activities cease immediately."
Attorney Eric Johnson, a Democrat, is the only remaining candidate for the District 100 seat.