Greg Hill to run for CongressAug 14 | News
This article originally appeared on The Alvin Sun website on August 14, 2019, and can be viewed here.
By: David Rupkalvis
Brazoria County Court at Law Judge Greg Hill announced Wednesday he would be giving up his seat to run for Congress in the 22nd Congressional District.
Hill, who has a long history as a Republican in the district, will be seeking to replace Congressman Pete Olson, who announced last month he would be retiring when his current term ends.
“After much prayer and encouragement from my family and friends in Brazoria, Fort Bend and southeast Harris counties, I am humbled to announce my candidacy for Congress,” Hill said. “Now more than ever, Congress needs a new generation of leaders who reflect mainstream suburban values, can restore common sense to Washington and will fight to defeat the socialist agenda.”
Hill has been a life-long Republican and served three terms on the Pearland City Council prior to running for county court at law judge.
He has also worked as a Border Patrol agent and Spanish teacher before earning his law degree. After becoming an attorney, he worked as an assistant district attorney in Galveston County before opening his own practice.
Hill said his life and work experience make him an excellent candidate for Congress.
“As a judge and former prosecutor, I am committed to upholding the Constitution and the rule of law,” said Hill. “As a former Border Patrol agent, I will work to ensure Congress secures our border while streamlining legal immigration. As a husband and father of two, I will fight to protect our families from threats foreign and domestic. And as a proud member of this community — one of the most dynamic, diverse and fastest-growing in the country — I will work to expand the Republican party and ensure CD 22 remains a great place to work, raise a family and live the American Dream.”
Greg Hill is married to his wife, Amy, and they have two children.
In addition to his work as a judge, her serves on several boards and commissions in the district.
Hill said it vital that Republicans choose the right candidate for the Congressional election.
“In 2020, our quality of life and economic vitality are on the ballot,” Hill said. “The so-called ‘Squad’ led by socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has taken over the Democratic Party. I’m running for Congress to defeat their radical ideas, protect our pocketbooks and our families and preserve our quality of life.”