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Jack Hill

Senator

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Senator Jack Hill of Reidsville, a Republican, was first elected to the Georgia Senate from the 4th District in 1990 and was reelected in 2016 to his 14th two-year term. Senator Hill is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and also serves on the Natural Resources and the Environment, Regulated Industries and Utilities and Rules committees as well as an ex-officio member of the Finance Committee. Past chairmanships include: K-12 Education, Ethics and Higher Education.
As Appropriations Chairman, he led the Senate in changing the budget process in Georgia to a results-based form through his efforts to base funding on clearly defined purposes and measurements. His steady leadership with the Executive and Legislative Branches has helped steer the state through difficult economic times.
Senator Hill served 33 years in the Georgia Air National Guard as a unit commander and as State Inspector General. He retired in 2004 from the United States Air Force Reserve as a Reserve Forces Officer assigned to the Selective Service System. His military service totaled 37 years.
An active community leader, Senator Hill is the former chairman of the Tattnall County Development Authority, a Lion and Rotarian and headed a local historic preservation project that won a national award. Born July 15, 1944, in Reidsville, Senator Hill graduated from Reidsville High School and Georgia Southern University, (then College) and is a retired grocer. Senator Hill and his wife Ruth Ann, a retired elementary school principal, are the parents of three children and seven grandchildren and are members of the Reidsville Baptist Church.
The 4th Senatorial District includes: Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Emanuel (pt.), Evans and Tattnall (pt.) counties.