NASHVILLE, (WJHL) – Tennessee Representative Matthew Hill of Jonesborough has been dropped from the running for Tennessee Speaker of the House.

WJHL’s sister station, WKRN in Nashville, reports that Hill was dropped from the running for the seat before the possible final round of voting.

Rep. Hill was dropped by rule after the third round of voting since he finished with the lowest vote of the three remaining candidates.

“Unfortunately we came up four votes short in the third round, I am thankful for the support of my family, friends, and colleagues who supported me during this Speakers race. I congratulate Rep. Cameron Sexton on becoming the Republican nominee for Speaker. I remain 100% committed to working for the families of Washington County as their State Representative. “

Rep. Matthew Hill

Rep. Sexton of Crossville won the nomination from the Republicans after a final round of voting.

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