Wes Cantrell, who is facing Meagan Biello in a Republican primary run-off race, earned the support of the late Calvin Hill’s wife: Cheryl Hill. From a press release:
CANTON, Ga. — Wes Cantrell, Republican candidate for Georgia House District 22, received the endorsement of Cheryl Hill today. Mrs. Hill is the widow of the late Representative Calvin Hill, who previously represented House District 22 until his untimely passing in late 2013.
“The main reason I decided to run for this office is because of the legacy of Calvin Hill. I became very concerned after the special election that Representative Hill’s legacy was not being fulfilled,” said Cantrell. “I want to lead in the same way that Calvin Hill led – as a representative that people respect and enjoy working with to find solutions to the issues facing Georgia. That’s why it is extremely gratifying and humbling to have the endorsement of Calvin’s widow Cheryl, and of his children Matt and Amanda.”
Cheryl Hill expressed her excitement at supporting Wes Cantrell and his campaign. Hill said, “I am honored that Wes looks to my husband as a guiding light for his actions while serving us. I know Calvin always had the best interests of this district at heart, and I feel confident in supporting Wes because I know he will lead the same way.”
The endorsement from the Hill family comes on the heels of Cantrell garnering the most votes in the primary on May 20, despite campaigning for a quarter of the time his two opponents did. Hill’s support follows the endorsements of Representatives Michael Caldwell and Scot Turner, and State Senator Bruce Thompson – all representatives of Cherokee County in the state legislature.
Cantrell continued, “I want this district to once again have the representation it has come to expect from its public servants. My promise to the Hill family, and most importantly to all families in House District 22, is that I will honor that legacy of public service. I don’t take any support for granted, and I will continue to visit with as many residents as possible.”
The Republican Runoff in Georgia will take place on July 22. Wes Cantrell garnered 38.01% of the vote in the three way primary on May 20.