“Hunter Hill is the best Captain I have served with in 27 years of experience”
-Lieutenant General Frank G. Helmick, Commander, XVIII Airborne Corps.
Hunter will use the same values, principles and leadership skills as your State Senator that he did during his service to our country. A native of Vinings and Buckhead, Hunter currently lives in Smyrna. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Hunter became a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army. In June, 2001, Hunter took command of a rifle platoon with the 101st Airborne Division. In January, 2002, Hunter led his first platoon into battle in Afghanistan. During his time in the Army, Hunter served three separate tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, served as a General’s aide in Iraq, and brought every member of his team home without significant injury.
For his service to our country, Hunter was highly decorated. He was awarded the following: 2 Bronze Star Medals, the Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Army Commendation Medals, the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and Iraq Campaign Medal.
As a standout athlete at Westminster, Hunter was later inducted into the Westminster Hall of Fame for football and baseball. Hunter was recruited to play football at Harvard and others, but he chose to play at the United States Military Academy at West Point. There he was President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Management and Civil Engineering.
After his Army career, Hunter began his business career in real estate and is now the Director of Security for SecurAmerica. In 2008, Hunter ran for State Senate, winning the Republican Primary with 75% of the vote. In addition to his leadership roles, Hunter is active in the community. He has volunteered to assist the Smyrna Veterans Committee, the Cobb County Citizens Oversight Committee for the T-SPLOST. He is the Chairman of the Cobb County GOP Veterans Association and the past Chairman of the Georgia Energy Forum. Hunter is a current Board Member of the Department of Driver Services, appointed by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.
Hunter is married to Shannan Reese Hill. Shannan grew up in Brookhaven, graduated from The Lovett School and is currently Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy in Georgia. They are the proud parents of Hunter Bradley Hill, Junior, and Annie Christine Hill. The Hills attend Church of the Apostles in Buckhead where Hunter grew up playing the drums in the church band.
Click here to view a map of the newly drawn District 6.