Herman Ray Hill
|Herman Ray Hill|
Louisiana State Representative
for District 32 (Allen, Beauregard,
and Calcasieu parishes)
1992 – January 2008
|Preceded by||James David Cain|
|Succeeded by||Dorothy Sue Hill|
|Born||October 1, 1937 (age 84)|
|Spouse(s)||Dorothy Sue Hill|
|Children||Craig Ray Hill|
|Residence|| Dry Creek, Beauregard Parish|
|Occupation||Rancher; retired educator|
Herman Ray Hill, also known as Coach Hill (born October 1, 1937), is a rancher and a retired educator and coach from rural Dry Creek in Beauregard Parish, who is a Democratic former state representative for District 32 in Allen, Beauregard, and Calcasieu parishes in the southwestern portion of his state.
Hill was term-limited and ineligible to seek a fifth term in the legislature in the nonpartisan blanket primary held on October 20, 2007. Lawmakers are now restricted to three terms. Instead his wife, Dorothy Sue Hill, also a retired educator, was elected to succeed him in the House. She served the full three terms. She defeated Republican convert James David Cain, an outgoing state senator and a former Democratic state representative who had coincidentally preceded Herman Hill in the same state House seat prior to 1992.
Hill was a coach for the Beauregard Parish School Board. He and his wife own and operate T&H Hereford Farms. The couple has one son, Craig Ray Hill (born July 13, 1968) an attorney in Allen Parish.
Hill was first elected in House District 32 in a runoff contest on November 16, 1991, with his fellow Democrat Thomas M. "Tommy" Abrusley (born c. 1959) of Oakdale in llen Parish. Hill polled 10,318 votes (56 percent) to Abrusley's 8,132 (44 percent). In the previous nonpartisan blanket primary] on October 19, Abrusley and Hill emerged, respectively, as the top two vote-getters over five opponents, four of whom were Democrats.
Hill ran unopposed for his second, third, and fourth terms in 1995, 1999, and 2003. In 2019, he sought to return to the Distriuct 32 seat but was defeated by Moderate Republican R. Dewith Carrier, 64 to 28 percent.
- Herman Ray Hill. mylife.com. Retrieved on February 28, 2021.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 17, 2007.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 24, 1987.
- Dorothy Hill's Biography. Project Vote Smart. Retrieved on February 28, 2021.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, November 16, 1991.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 19, 1991.
- Louisiana Secretary of State, Election Returns, October 12, 2019.