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Hill will run for House speaker following Casada's resignation

David Floyd, Johnson City Press • May 22, 2019 at 11:13 AM

Deputy Speaker Matthew Hill will seek the Republican Party’s nomination for speaker of Tennessee’s House of Representatives following news that speaker Glen Casada will resign after facing scrutiny over sexually explicit text messages between Casada and his former chief of staff.

“We’re going to have a vacancy,” Hill said. “That vacancy needs to be filled with someone who has demonstrated experience, knowledge of the process and strong conservative principles, and I believe I’ve done all of those things.”

Hill made the announcement during a meeting of the Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning. He said he’s been approached by other members asking him to consider running for the role.

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