Dave Hodgson is Mayor of Bedford Borough. He was first elected as Mayor in October 2009, and was re-elected for a four year term in May 2011.
Dave’s family moved to Bedford when Dave was 9 years old. His father was a local Headteacher at Westfield School and Mark Rutherford School and also served as a senior steward at Putnoe Heights Church.
Dave has lived in Bedford for over thirty years, in various parts of Bedford town both north and south and lived for several years in one of Bedford Borough’s rural villages. He is married to Christine and they live in Kathie Road, Bedford.
Dave worked at Charles Wells Brewery in Queens Park as a summer job and his first job after graduating was with Prime Computing in Bedford town centre. He has a degree in computing and business. Dave has had a varied career university lecturing and running his own business supplying secretarial services.
Dave served as a Councillor representing Kingsbrook ward from 2002 until his election as Mayor in October 2009. His portfolio responsibilities include Economic Development, Rural Affairs, Diversity and Partnerships.
In his spare moments, Dave enjoys keeping his garden under control, watching football and the odd round of golf.