Hill captures GOP nomination for state representative
Incumbent Timothy Hill secured the Republican nomination for state representative after fending off challenger Kevin Dwayne Parsons in Thursday’s state primary election.
Hill, who serves as the Third District representative in the Tennessee House of Representatives, secured 86.79 percent of the vote in Carter County with 1,839 ballots cast in his favor. Parsons only received 13.3 percent with 276 votes.
The Third District covers a portion of Carter County, including the Tiger Valley, Elk Mills and Hampton precincts as well as portions of the Roan Mountain, Valley Forge and Gap Creek precincts. The Third District also encompasses portions of Johnson and Sullivan counties.
Overall vote totals across the three counties which make up the Third District show Hill received 8,069 (80 percent) of the total number of votes cast to Parsons’ 1,984 (20 percent).