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Carriger to challenge Hill for 7th District seat

Gary B. Gray • Dec 2, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Former Johnson City commissioner Phil Carriger will challenge incumbent state Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, for the GOP'S 7th District House seat."I'm convinced I have the support, and I think I can beat him," Carriger said this morning. "They need somebody in Nashville with some business and financial experience — Matthew doesn't have that."Carriger said he will make a formal announcement in January.The state primary is Aug. 7.