Rep. Timothy Hill will not seek open Senate seat

Published 10:21 am Monday, March 21, 2016

Rep. Timothy Hill, who represents the 3rd District in the Tennessee State House, announced that he will not seek the open seat in the State Senate following the retirement announcement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey.
Hill represents part of Carter County (the communities of Butler, Hampton and Roan Mountain) along with Johnson County and part of Sullivan County in the State House.
Following Ramsey’s resignation, many began to speculate as to whether or not Hill would make a run for the Senate.
“It is an honor to be mentioned among those interested in seeking the District 4 Senate seat,” Hill said.
Hill said he felt he had responsibilities in the House of Representatives.
“I believe my place is in the house,” Hill said. “I’m going to stay in the House right now and let all the other guys duke it our for the Senate seat.”
One of the reasons Hill gave for deciding to stay was a commitment he made earlier this year when he accepted the position of House Majority Whip. “I feel that is my responsibility,” Hill said.
Hill said he wanted to reaffirm his commitment to the people of the 3rd House District and thank them for the trust they have shown in him.
“It is such a blessing to serve my home and the hard-working people of Sullivan, Carter and Johnson counties,” Hill said. “After prayer, consultation with my wife, and family, I have decided to seek re-election to the House.”
“I’m grateful for the many encouraging texts, calls and emails, and, certainly wish all of the candidates the best, as they have big boots to fill,” he added.

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