DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Republican Gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill will continue his “Battle- Tested Leadership Bus Tour” with a visit to Smokin’ Gold BBQ, 59 Main Street in Dahlonega, Wednesday at 11 a.m.
The statewide tour started Tuesday and consists of nineteen stops in five days. Wednesday’s schedule will begin with a visit to Mike’s Ellijay Restaurant (8 a.m.) followed by stops at Smokin’ Gold, Longstreet Cafe in Gainesville (1 p.m.), Fairfield Inns and Suites in Commerce (3 p.m.) Kellie’s Home Cooking in Loganville (6 p.m.).
A graduate of West Point, Hill served five years on active duty in Afghanistan and Iraq and received two Army Commendation Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal and a Bronze Star.
He was elected to the Georgia Senate in 2012 as a conservative who emphasized elimination of the state income tax. During his five years in the senate, he was rated among the top three most conservative senators . He has also been awarded a score of 100% multiple times by the American Conservative Union.
Hill has pledged to prioritize education, public safety and transportation. His platform includes ending the state income tax, doubling transportation spending without raising taxes and protecting religious liberty
Campaign contribution reports indicate Hill has has gained momentum in fundraising. In the last two months he has pulled in about $443,000, giving him a total of about $2.7 million.
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