Tenn. State Rep. Matthew Hill to run for Speaker of the Tennessee House

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tennessee State Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough) said he will seek the Republican nomination for Speaker of the Tennessee House.

Hill made the announcement Wednesday Morning at a Legislative Wrap-up breakfast hosted by the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement comes just a day after current Speaker Glen Casada announced he will resign.

That resignation is expected to happen once Casada returns from vacation in June.

Rep. Hill first told News Channel 11 Tuesday that he was considering running for the spot.

Hill is currently the Tennessee House’s deputy speaker.

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