UPCCA Past President Scott Hilton announces bid for House District 95 seat

February 8, 2016

United Peachtree Corners Civic Association Past President Scott Hilton announced on Friday that he is jumping into the wide open Republican race for Georgia House of Representatives District 95.

Hilton is the first candidate to announce a bid for the seat since its current occupant, state Rep. Tom Rice, R-Norcross, announced on Thursday that he would not seek re-election after his current term ends later this year. The seat represents parts of Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake and Johns Creek.

“Through prayer and careful consideration, our family is pleased to announce my campaign for the Georgia State House,” Hilton said in a statement. “As state representative, it will be an honor to build on a lifetime passion of serving my neighbors and the broader community.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute back my time and talents toward keeping Georgia as one of the best states to live, work and play.”

In addition to previously running the UPCCA, Hilton is also the First Vice-Chairman of the Gwinnett Republican Party. He also serves as president of the Amberfield Homeowners Association and works as an enterprise business specialist director for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He and his wife, Meredith, have three young children and they attend Perimeter Church in Johns Creek.

“As an outsider to politics, I am running to champion conservative ideals based on a successful career in private industry,” he said. “I will leverage my experience from a 10-year career in commercial banking to promote conservative, free-market solutions that reduce taxes and eliminate government programs that hinder business expansion.

“We need to keep focused on attracting new industry and quality jobs to our state and region.”

Hilton’s campaign is inviting supporters to follow him at facebook.com/votescotthilton.