Owner/Operator - T&H Hereford Farms; Retired teacher - Home Economics
Fairview High School;
McNeese State University, B.S. Home Economics Education
Dorothy Sue Tramel Hill won the election in District 32 and takes over for her term-limited husband, Herman Ray “Coach” Hill, who ran unopposed from 1995 until his term expired. She has taught Home Economics at two high schools in the area for her entire adult life. She has a vision for District 32 that is guided by three principles: Christian values, continuity and compassion.
Hill enjoys hammering away at tough issues for others in public service, such as policeman and firefighters. She passed a bill in 2009 allowing law enforcement officers to conduct searches of certain persons on probation or parole and has overseen a study on the challenges facing rural fire departments and the resources available for use in combating and protecting against fires.
She plans to ensure the well-being of the district and its residents by focusing on the following areas: education, ethics reform, more and better paying jobs, health care, elderly care, rural services, insurance, economic growth and working with law enforcement. She supports the position that abortions should always be illegal, that the state budget should be greatly increased for education in K-12 and above, and reduced welfare. She supports strengthening penalties and sentences for drug-related crimes and strengthening sex-offender laws, as well as supporting national standards and testing of students. She also endorses voluntary prayer in public schools.
She will help promote increased use of alternative fuel and using state funds to clean up former industrial and commercial sites that are contaminated, unused or abandoned and will work to ensure that citizens have access to basic health care or state-funded care where necessary and push using federal TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) funds to extend health- and child-care subsidies to the working poor. Hill supports increased funding for state job-training programs which retrain displaced workers and tax credits for businesses that provide child care for children in low-income working families.