Hunter Hill

Republican, incumbent

Hunter Hill

Occupation: President of Tommy Newberry Coaching

Previous elective office: Senator for Senate District 6 since 2012.

Other community service: Serves on the board of the National Infantry Museum; chairman of the board of the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute; volunteered with the Smyrna Veterans Committee, the Cobb Citizen’s Oversight Committee for T-SPLOST; the Georgia Energy Forum and Keep Smyrna Beautiful.

Q: Why should the voters choose you for this position?

A: Understandably, this is a tough environment for elected leaders.  Sadly, many politicians deserve this ire from the voters.  With that said, I am proud of my record in the state Senate.  I have shepherded more than 40 bills through the legislative process, 30 of which were signed into law. I authored the “Beer Jobs Bill” which allowed craft breweries and distilleries across the state to sell directly to consumers and grow their businesses. I have worked to make Georgia a more competitive business environment by fighting for reductions in the state income tax and reigning in wasteful spending. I have also championed a number of reform efforts in education, transportation, welfare, government accountability and veteran’s affairs.

Q: What is the biggest issue facing the constituents you seek to represent? How will you address that issue?

A: Education, health care, and transportation.  These are the most important issues facing Georgia’s promising future.  Georgia’s economy has been steadily growing over the past four years, and we continue to bring quality jobs to the district. I intend to continue this trend by creating efficiency and excellence across government sectors in education, healthcare, and transportation infrastructure. That process begins with meaningful progress in reforming public education and Medicaid with more free-market principles.  I have championed legislation to allow taxpayers to have more autonomy as they pursue education options for their children.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.