Habersham Co. - Tricia Hise announced her plans to run for the Senate District 50 seat earlier this week.
“I had received an overwhelming amount of phone call, text messages, and support from the entire district encouraging me to do this,” Hise says in an interview with WCHM.
When asked about what led to this decision, Hise says “Politics is like a moth to a flame. Once you get the bite, you cannot walk away from it.”
“I am a Christian conservative, dedicated to the principles of the Constitution, including our guaranteed right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment. I believe in protecting all life and will work tirelessly to defend our Constitution, to protect the unborn, to promote businesses, including our number one business – agriculture. I thank my friend and statesman Senator John Wilkinson for his tireless work for our district and I wish him the best in his run for Congress. I am known as the ‘Bulldog in the Courtroom’ and I look forward to serving you as your Bulldog in the Senate as I earn your vote,” Hise says.
Hise is a native of Habersham County, having been a member of FFA at Habersham Central High School.. She went on to graduate from the University of Georgia with a BA in Political Science and earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School.
Hise is a local Clarkesville attorney and started her own practice in Habersham after graduating from UGA.
Hise serves on the Board of the Habersham Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Governmental Affairs Committee. She has held state board positions on the Georgia State Property Commission and the Georgia Building Authority.
Hise formerly served as assistant district attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit and she supports law enforcement and Backs the Badge. Hise is actively involved in the local and district Republican Party, serves as the Women for Trump Chair for Habersham, served as a delegate to the Republican State Convention for many years, serves as Co-Parliamentarian for the 9th District GOP, and fiercely fights for conservative values throughout SD50 and the state.
During an interview with WCHM, Hise makes not that she is a supporter of the 2nd amendment as well as a pro-life supporter.
“I’m adopted so I’m a product of a pro-life choice,” Hise says.
Hise is a graduate of the 2019 Republican Leadership for Georgia for which she serves as Class President, is a 2018 graduate of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute, and Leadership Habersham.
Hise is deeply committed to victims of domestic violence and has donated countless hours of pro bono legal services to victims in need through the Circle of Hope, F.A.I.T.H., and Powerhouse for Kids. She is Past President of the Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association.
Hise, who has a history of campaign work says, “I think the one thing that sets me apart from any other candidate in this race, is that I am the total package.”
“What I mean by that is I’m from here. I live the conservative lifestyle. I live the constitutional lifestyle I believe in,” Hise tells WCHM. “My experience as an attorney, my experience as a businesswoman, and my experience in politics brings the whole package to the table.”
“We need more women under the gold dome, there is no doubt about that,” Hise says. “I am the total package and I want to be judged on the totality of who I am and I know I’m the right candidate for Senate District 50.”
Currently, Hise serves as Attorney Coach for the student members of the Habersham Central Mock Trial Team, a role that requires investment in the youth and brings great reward and joy.
Hise is married to her supporting husband, Nathan Dilday, who is an agricultural lender; they reside in Cornelia with their son, Max.
Hise is a partner in the law firm Hotard & Hise based in Clarkesville and she and her family attend First Baptist Church of Cornelia.
“We are excited to embark on this journey,” Hise says.