Alexander defeats longtime state Rep. Matthew Hill in GOP primary

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — Rebecca Alexander has won the Republican primary in Tennessee House District 7, defeating longtime state Rep. Matthew Hill. 

Records show that Alexander both outraised and outspent Hill, who was seeking his ninth term in the General Assembly. 

Alexander is a business owner and former high school teacher. She owns Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home with her husband and once served as national marketing manager for Magnavox. 

She is a graduate of Daniel Boone High School and has degrees from East Tennessee State University and Milligan College.

Alexander said her various life experiences made her the best candidate, despite her lack of experience in politics. 

She will not face a Democratic challenger in the Nov. 3 general election. 

District 7 includes part of Washington County. 

Meanwhile, in another Washington County political upset, home builder Tim Hicks defeated four-term state Rep. Micah Van Huss in the GOP primary for the Tennessee House District 6 seat.

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