Herman Ray Hill, teacher, coach, cattleman and public servant, today announces his candidacy for State House District 32. Hill is also a former member of the Allen parish school board and 2017 inductee into the Allen Parish Hall of Fame at the Leatherwood Museum in Oakdale.
I am the only candidate in this race with the experience to go to Baton Rouge and fight for our fair share.
“Serving the people of Allen and Beauregard Parishes and Dequincy is one of the great passions of my life,” Hill said. “In the classroom, on the basketball court, in business or public office, I have always strived to represent the values of faith, family and integrity and that’s what I will do in the state legislature.”
As a state legislator, Hill secured more than $100 million for District 32 during his career.
“I am the only candidate in this race with the experience to go to Baton Rouge and fight for our fair share. Funding from the state is critical for improvements for our local cities, towns, water districts, fire districts, recreation districts and schools. It is the capital outlay process that allows us to improve our infrastructure and in turn strengthen our economy at the local level.”
Hill added, “Experience matters when the legislature is at work. If you don’t have the experience, your district will get left out.”
In 2005, then Gov. Kathleen Blanco publicly credited Hill for his role in getting the expansion of Roy O. Martin in Allen Parish.
Hill said, “Creating jobs for local citizens is a top priority. I will put my experience to work in Baton Rouge to create the good jobs of the future right here at home. I want our children and grandchildren to find employment here instead of having to leave our community.
Herman Ray Hill retired as a teacher and coach. He was inducted into the Louisiana High School Coaches Assn Hall of Fame and named National Coach of the Year during his coaching career. Hill won five state championships, was runner up six times and was selected as a Coach’s Legend in Girls’ Basketball for the State of Louisiana.
Recalling his years as a legendary coach, Hill said, “When we won, my players did a great job. When we lost, I miscalculated on some aspect of the game.”
Hill is married to Dorothy Sue Tramel Hill. The family owns and operates T&H Hereford Farm in Allen Parish, raising registered Hereford and black baldie cattle. Hill is a member of the Allen, Beauregard and La Cattlemen’s Association. He has served as president of the Louisiana Hereford Association for many years. The Hills are also tree farmers, members of the Louisiana Forestry Association and members of the state and local Farm Bureau.
Herman Ray Hill is a pro-life, pro-family candidate and will continue to support legislation which strengthens our core family values. Hill was awarded a 100% rating by the Louisiana Right to Life Federation. Hill and his family are members of Cherry Grove Baptist Church where he serves as deacon and church treasure.
Hill is an outspoken supporter of the 2nd Amendment and a member of the National Rifle Association.
Hill said he has a simple message for the people of Beauregard and Allen Parishes and Dequincy, “I am guided by three principles: Christian values, integrity and hard work. I will be a full time representative for the people of District 32. I have a servant heart and I humbly seek your support and vote.”