Business owner Mike Hill won Tuesday’s Republican Primary for State Representative, District 2, securing 42.1 percent of the vote over Ed Gray III, who received 33.5 percent of the votes. Hill faces Democrat, Jeremy Lau, in the June 11 general election.
From the April 11 issue of Navarre Press:
Mike Hill is running because he believes it is time the district has someone who will reflect the true values of the people and will be a voice for them, not an echo.
Hill graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1980 and after 10 years of service, he began a State Farm Insurance agency.
“Having operated a small business for 23 years, I understand what it means to operate a small business and struggle and make ends meet,” Hill said.
Hill stressed he is the only candidate who has a military background and he has never been a politician before.
“I’m what you would call the outsider,” Hill said. “I’m the President of the Northwest Florida Tea Party and a registered Republican but I’m not a politician.”
Hill said he would measure public policy on the criteria of if it’s constitutional, if it’s fiscally responsible, will it fix more problems than it creates, and is it morally sound.
“I want to serve the people the best way I can on those time-tested irrefutable policies of limited government, low taxes, personal freedom and individual responsibility,” he said.