Quin Hillyer

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Quin Hillyer
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 1
PartyRepublican
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Quin Hillyer was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama.[1][2][3][4]

Hillyer announced his plan to run for the 1st District seat on May 23, 2013, just hours after Jo Bonner announced he would be leaving Congress.[1] Bonner's resignation, effective as of August 15, 2013, came as the result of a decision to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[5]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[6]

Hillyer is a conservative columnist from Mobile, Alabama.[3]

Career

Hillyer most recently worked for The American Spectator, The Washington Times and The Washington Examiner.[3] He previously worked as an aide to former Louisiana Rep. Bob Livingston and for the editorial page of the Mobile Press-Register.[1]

Elections

2013

See also: Alabama's 1st Congressional District special election, 2013

Hillyer ran for the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Alabama. The election was held to replace Jo Bonner, who announced his resignation on May 23, 2013, in order to take a position as vice chancellor of government and economic development at the University of Alabama.[5]

He was defeated in the Republican primary on September 24, 2013.[6]

No candidate secured more than 50 percent of the total vote, requiring a runoff primary, held on November 5, 2013. Bradley Byrne and Dean Young were the top two winners, and faced off in the runoff primary. The winner advanced to the general election, held on December 17, 2013.

U.S. House, Alabama District 1 Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBradley Byrne 34.6% 18,090
Green check mark transparent.pngDean Young 23% 12,011
Chad Fincher 15.6% 8,177
Qyin Hillyer 13.9% 7,260
Wells Griffith 11% 5,758
Daniel Dyas 0.7% 391
Jessica James 0.7% 391
Sharon Powe 0.4% 184
David Thornton 0.1% 72
Total Votes 52,334
Source: Unofficial results via Associated Press[7]

Endorsements

Hillyer received an endorsement from former Sen. Rick Santorum on May 28, 2013.[8]

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