Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Former TV Anchor Seeks House Seat

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Former TV Anchor Seeks House Seat

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ELECTION 2016

Long-time Sarasota media personality John Hill announced Monday he is running for a seat in the state House as a Republican.

Hill, 74, plans to challenge Sarasota businesswoman Alex Miller in the GOP primary for the District 72 seat covering North Sarasota County. The winner will face off against Democrat Edward James III.

Recently retired from his position anchoring the newscast for SNN, Hill also worked at the local ABC affiliate and at news stations in Maryland, Alabama, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania during a 30-year career in television.

In announcing his campaign outside the Sarasota County elections office, Hill criticized the state's approach to education, said more must be done to promote alternative energy and called the Zika virus "the biggest problem facing Florida today. …

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