Timothy Hill (politician)

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Timothy Aaron Hill
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 3rd[1] district
Assumed office
January 8, 2013
Preceded by Scotty Campbell
Personal details
Born (1981-11-09) November 9, 1981 (age 34)
Blountville, Tennessee
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lorrie Anne Bunn Hill
(div., 2009)[2]
Charity Hill.
Children Hudson Hill
Residence Blountville, Tennessee
Alma mater Northeast State Community College
East Tennessee State University
Profession radio broadcasting
political telemarketing
pizzeria owner
Religion Evangelical Methodist Church
Website hillforhouse.com

Timothy Aaron Hill[3] (born November 9, 1981 in Blountville, Tennessee) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 3 since January 8, 2013.

Hill was selected by the Republican Caucus as the House Majority Whip of the Tennessee House of Representatives on February 1, 2016, following the resignation of Republican Rep. Jeremy Durham who stepped down as House Majority Whip and later withdrew from the House GOP caucus amid allegations of sexual harassment of females at the Tennessee State Capitol and other questionable behaviors. Hill reportedly stated in a speech to his fellow caucus members before his selection as House Majority Whip that he wanted "offer a pathway to healing" to the House Republican caucus.[4]

Early life and family background[edit]

Timothy Hill was born on November 9, 1981 in Blountville, Tennessee. His father, Kenneth C. Hill, was appointed as a Tennessee Regulatory Authority director during January, 2009 by Blountville resident and Tennessee Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey. His brother, Matthew Hill, serves in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Hill earned his AS from Northeast State Community College and his B.B.S. degree [5]from East Tennessee State University.

Career[edit]

Before first campaigning for election to the Tennessee House of Representatives, Hill was employed as a talk show host by the 501(c)(3) Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation (AECC) that was managed by his parents and other family members. Hill would later drop his employment with the non-profit AECC and was subsequently employed as a radio talk show host by the for-profit Information Communications Corporation (d.b.a. WPWT 870 AM et al) owned by both his father, Tennessee Regulatory Authority Director Kenneth Hill and the non-profit AECC.

Hill later served the one-term former U.S. Representative David Davis as a congressional press secretary and communications director in Washington, D.C. and resigned after it was widely reported he used a government computer at the U.S. House of Representatives to conduct "blanking vandalism" of referenced content pertaining to both King Pharmaceuticals and one of the pharmaceutical company's founders and chief executive officer, John M. Gregory from Wikipedia biographical articles pertaining Gregory's ties to both Davis and his brother, Tennessee State Representative Matthew Hill.[6] Gregory was a major campaign contributor to Republican candidates and conservative causes in Tennessee and donates the rental of office and studio space within his Lietner Pharmaceuticals building in Bristol to Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation controlled by Hill's family members.[7][8]

Hill is a co-owner since 2009 of the Right Way Marketing, LLC a telemarketing firm with his brother, Rep. Matthew Hill, and was, at one time, the sole owner of the Bonzo's Fireworks stand in Johnson County, Tennessee,[9]

Hill registered Regional Restaurant Partners, Inc. (d.b.a. Big Bobs Pizza) of Bluff City with the Tennessee Secretary of State on April 28, 2015. Big Bob's Pizza initially had two stores in northeast Tennessee (one location in Piney Flats, Tennessee and the other in Bristol, Tennessee), however, the closing of Big Bob's Pizza store in Bristol was announced on the company's Facebook page on June 30, 2016.[10]

2007 Wikipedia blanking vandalism: David Davis, Matthew Hill[edit]

In August 2007, U.S. Rep. David Davis's press secretary Timothy Hill at first denied, and later acknowledged, during a second press interview with the Knoxville News Sentinel that he had in June 2007 used congressional office computer and resources within the U.S. House of Representatives to delete referenced blocks of information (termed as "blanking vandalism") about his employer Davis and his brother Tennessee Representative Matthew Hill from biographies on Wikipedia.[11] "Part of the information he tried to remove concerned political contributions to both his brother and Davis by former King Pharmaceuticals CEO John Gregory, the prescription drug Altace then branded by the King Pharmaceuticals subsidiary Monarch Pharmaceuticals, as well as other political ties to the Gregory family in northeast Tennessee."[12]

Elections[edit]

2012[edit]

  • 2012 When District 3 incumbent Republican Representative Scotty Campbell left the Legislature, Hill ran in the four-way August 2, 2012 Republican Primary, winning with 2,852 votes (53.2%)[13] and won the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 16,010 votes (75.3%) against Democratic nominee Leah Kirk and Green candidate Suzanne Parker.[14]

2010[edit]

  • 2010 When Representative Jason Mumpower retired and left the seat open, Hill ran in the seven-way August 5, 2010 Republican Primary but lost to Scotty Campbell,[15] who went on to win the November 2, 2010 General election.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rep. Timothy Hill". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee General Assembly. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.topix.com/album/detail/mountain-city-tn/UQ5QRSVCK7IHIR7J vs Timothy Hill (filed divorce complaint).
  3. ^ "Timothy Hill's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/government/state/house-gop-elects-timothy-hill-to-replace-durham-as-whip-2acc5af2-73d4-554b-e053-0100007f19b9-367378931.html "House GOP elects Timothy Hill to replace Durham as whip"
  5. ^ http://www.capitol.tn.gov/house/members/h3.html Representative Timothy Hill
  6. ^ http://www.timesnews.net/News/2010/06/08/Timothy-Hill-downplays-Wikipedia-flap-before-kickoff-of-campaign "Timothy Hill downplays Wikipedia flap before kickoff of campaign"
  7. ^ http://www2.guidestar.org/profile/52-1221965 Guidestar.org - Appalachian Education Commincations Corporation, 2014 IRS Form 990
  8. ^ http://www.timesnews.net/News/2010/06/08/Timothy-Hill-downplays-Wikipedia-flap-before-kickoff-of-campaign "Timothy Hill downplays Wikipedia flap before kickoff of campaign"
  9. ^ http://www.thetomahawk.com/Detail.php?Cat=LOCALNEWS&ID=60173 Rep. Hill aids local church, college students with fireworks sales. The Tomahawk. July 2, 2013
  10. ^ https://www.facebook.com/BigBobsPizzaTN/posts/314357432229729?comment_id=314487065550099&reply_comment_id=314528085545997&comment_tracking=%7B%22tn%22%3A%22R%22%7D "Big Bob's Pizza Piney Flats TN - Facebook".
  11. ^ Knoxnews article Entries on Wikipedia edited by Davis aide published August 11, 2007.
  12. ^ knoxnews article Lawmaker's office awaits panel's verdict on aide's act published August 15, 2007.
  13. ^ "State of Tennessee August 2, 2012 Republican Primary" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 128. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  14. ^ "State of Tennessee November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 5. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ "State of Tennessee August 5, 2010 Republican Primary" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 2. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  16. ^ "State of Tennessee November 2, 2010 State General" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 2. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 

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