Former Johnson City Commissioner May Take on Rep. Hill

Former Johnson City Commissioner Phil Carriger said yesterday that he is seriously considering running against incumbent state Rep. Matthew Hill, R-Jonesborough, for the Seventh House District seat, the Johnson City Press reports. “I haven’t made a firm decision yet, but I’ve been doing some research,” he said. “The guy in there’s an incumbent, and it would be a tough spot to fill. If I do decide to run, I’ll likely announce sometime in October.”