Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) qualified Monday, seeking his 14th two-year term as state senator from the 4th District. The district consists of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans and sections of Emanuel and Tattnall counties.
Hill serves as chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, vice-chairman of the Rules Committee and is a member of the Natural Resources, Regulated Industries and Utilities, and Finance committees.
“I am humbled the citizens of the Fourth District have allowed me to serve these years,” he said. “Elections, though, are about the future and I have great confidence in the economic development of this area over the next few years. With the deepening of the Savannah River for port traffic, our region has a unique opportunity to build on that growth and create jobs for our citizens. I am looking forward to working with every county and community to expand existing industry and bring in new jobs. Supporting the area educational institutions will play a key role in that growth and I pledge to continue to help K-12 schools, Georgia Southern University, East Georgia State College and area technical colleges improve facilities and give our youth the opportunity to get further education and training.
“We can accomplish these goals and keep taxes down and make state government even more efficient,” Hill said, “and keeping Georgia as the ‘Number One State for Doing Business’ is our goal.”