ELLIJAY, Ga. – Continuing his campaign for Governor, Hunter Hill made a stop in Ellijay on May 2 to speak with local citizens about his plans for the office if elected.
Hill spoke to local citizens over breakfast at Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant on Highway 282.
Hill is a former Army Ranger who has been in the State Senate for five years now. After resigning his seat in August to run for Governor, Hill has been focusing on his vision for Georgia and spreading that message to rally voters. Today, he spoke with citizens in Ellijay about the ideals for “less government, less taxes, and more freedom.”
With “career politicians,” as Hill noted, in office, it is an undermining of our values as a nation. He called out those politicians saying they were not even willing to risk their next election to uphold their oath.
Focusing more specifically on the recent issue of sanctuary cities. Adamantly against the topic, Hill said, “If a city or county in this state were to claim itself a sanctuary city, they would not receive a nickel of state funding.”
His second point on his vision for the office reiterated his opinions and intention to eliminate the state income tax. With bordering states already without an income tax, the competitive disadvantage is hurting our state, according to Hill. He went on to say replacing the income tax with a consumption tax setup would alleviate the tax burden from honest Georgians and redistribute that to everyone including visitors to the state and even those making money in illegal ways. Hill stated, “A broad-based consumption tax allows us to have more people that we’re bringing money in from, which allows us to do so at lower rates.”
On a personal note, Hill mentioned his faith pushed him to focus not only on the points of pro-life, pro-second amendment, and also religious liberty. FYN asked Hill if he would be seeking a “Faith Restoration Act” in his first year to which he replied, “Very good chance of that, yeah.”
Hill did confirm that he wanted to pursue faith-based adoption as a part of it saying, “We’ve got to protect our faith-based adoption agencies. We’ve just got to do it. A lot of the reasons that faith-based adoption agencies get involved is to be helpful in congruence with their faith. If you don’t protect their ability to do it in congruence with their faith, then they will just stop doing it altogether.”
Protecting people of faith and their ability to live and work based on that faith was a focus of Hill’s speech about the governor’s office, but also on his words about his future view of the state. He noted after winning on key policy issues aligned with our values and principals, he wanted to remind senators and house members of the values and principals that they were elected for, providing a singular vision to move forward under.
“Fighting for the people of Georgia” is what he says his focus is as Hill says he sees polls with him ahead of Kemp and closing in on Cagle. Separating himself, Hill says he’s not the career politician like Cagle and is very different than Kemp on issues like the income tax and limited government. But when comparing, Hill said he wanted to focus on his campaign and his vision to protect liberties and endorsements like the Georgia Right to Life to be a different candidate.
While most of those present were already Hill supporters like retired Gilmer county citizen, George Winn, who said he’s been a Hill supporter “all the way.” Based upon his stances as a military, Christian conservative who is a believable and trustworthy conservative.
Others like Ken Bailey find themselves supporting Hill as the best candidate. Following the campaign because “Hunter is not a politician. He is a fresh, young face and not a part of the established system, which needs to be broken up I think. I think he’s got good ideas. We don’t need to have a state income tax, that puts a handicap on us.” Bailey went on to say that he liked some of the other candidates and even knew some personally, but felt Hill was the best choice.
He also commented his appreciation of the choice in the election. With fine candidates available, Bailey said its great to not have to pick the best of a bad selection.
Hill continues his bus tour across Georgia with his final stop at the Cobb GOP Headquarters in Marietta on Saturday afternoon, May 2.
The Georgia Peach State Championship Race to be Held this Sunday, November 6th at Dauset Trails in Jackson, GA Beginning at 10AM.
Atlanta, GA – For Release –November 3, 2016 – Students from the Fannin County Composite Mountain Biking Team will join close to 400 other middle and high school students from the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League (GA League) to celebrate their 3rd season at the 2016 Georgia Peach State Championship Race this Sunday, November 6th at Dauset Trails, located at 360 Mount Vernon Church Rd. Jackson, Georgia 30233. The High School Girls will line up for a 10AM start, with Middle School Boys and Girls following at 12PM. The High School Boys will take off at 1:00PM. The Championship Series awards ceremony will take place immediately following the Individual and Team Race awards.
The Blankets Creek East Composite team is looking for their first Series Team Championship, after taking the top spot on the podium for the 4 previous races. But, the Johnson High School Team, and last year’s Series Team Champion, Hall County Prima Tappa, are right on their wheels, hoping to ride their way to the top spot in the final race! The Fannin County Composite team is racing in for a close 4th place. Varsity racers, Molly Hayes (Johnson High School Team) and Gabriel Mendez ( Independent Riders), are both currently in the lead for their respective Female and Male categories, and both riding to take Back-to-Back Individual Series Championships. For a complete list of current individual and team results from the Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League 2016 season, log on to: http://georgiamtb.org/events/2016-results/.
Sunday’s events will also feature the GA League Final Showdown Grill-Off Contest! Grillers will show off their culinary skills in hopes to win Maxxis Tires, Camelback Hydration Packs and other great prizes, courtesy of the GA League’s generous sponsors!
The Georgia League, a mountain biking league for middle and high school students, was recognized in June as one of the fastest growing leagues in the Southeast by its umbrella organization, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). NICA also recognized the GA League for leading the way in female student and adult recruitment through its Crank Sisters program. The GA League began its season on September 11th by doubling its participation numbers for the second season in a row. Over 400 registered student-athletes, 150 coaches, and 30 teams from across the state, and 2 in South Carolina, are participating in the 2016 season.
The Georgia League is a 501c3 nonprofit organization currently operating under the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) umbrella, providing exclusive mountain biking programs for middle and high students. The Georgia League is one of nineteen leagues in eighteen states overseen by NICA, established in 2009, with over 10,000 student-athletes and 3,700 licensed coaches participating across the nation. The Georgia League is open to all Georgia students, regardless of ability, believing that cycling is about lifelong health, not just today’s win. Scholarships and loaner bikes are available to students in need. For more information about starting a team in your area, League Sponsorship or Volunteer information, or for more information on the Georgia League, visit www.georgiamtb.org or connect with them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/georgiamtb, on Twitter at @gamtbleague, or on Instagram at georgiamtbleague.
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