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Van Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is a Tennessee Republican politician. June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

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Early life and career

William Vanderpool Hilleary was born and raised in Dayton, Rhea County, just outside Chattanooga, where his family operated a manufacturing concern. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1981. He participated in the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Tennessee and served on active duty from 1982 to 1984 and has been a member of the Air Force Reserve since that time. He graduated from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 1990. He served two volunteer tours of duty during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. While in the Gulf War, Hilleary flew 24 missions as a navigator on C-130 aircraft. Dayton is a city in Rhea County, Tennessee, United States. ... Rhea County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Nickname: Scenic City (official), River City, Chatty, Chatt-Town, Chattavegas, The Nooga Location within the U.S. State of Tennessee Cities in Tennessee Tennessee Mayor Ron Littlefield Area    - City 370. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerospace branch of the United States armed forces and one of the seven uniformed services. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... It has been suggested that Cumberland Law Schools Center for Biotechnology, Law and Ethics be merged into this article or section. ... Samford University is an private, coeducational, Baptist-affiliated university located in Homewood, Alabama, (a suburb of Birmingham). ... Nickname: The Magic City, Pittsburgh of the South, BHam, The Ham Location in Jefferson County in the state of Alabama Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Jefferson, Shelby Mayor Bernard Kincaid (D) Area    - City 151. ... This article is about the year. ... See also: 2003 invasion of Iraq and Gulf War (disambiguation) C Company, 1st Battalion, The Staffordshire Regiment, 1st UK Armoured Division The Persian Gulf War was a conflict between Iraq and a coalition force of 34 nations led by the United States. ... Combatants U.S.-led coalition Iraq Commanders George H. W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Colin Powell Saddam Hussein, Ali Hassan Al-Majid, Hussein Kamel Strength 660,000 ~545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 - 100,000 dead, 100,000 - 300,000 wounded The 1991 Gulf War (also Persian... Combatants UN Coalition Republic of Iraq Commanders Norman Schwarzkopf Saddam Hussein Strength 660,000 545,000 Casualties 345 dead, 1,000 wounded 25,000 dead, 75,000 wounded The Gulf War (1990–1991) (also called the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, or Operation Desert Storm) was a conflict between... The Lockheed C-130 Hercules, a four-engine turboprop aircraft, is the main tactical air transport aircraft of the United States and UK military forces. ...


U.S. House of Representatives

Following his return from the Middle East, he entered a race for the Tennessee State Senate in 1992. His opponent was Anna Belle Clement O'Brien, younger sister and political confidante of the late former governor of Tennessee Frank G. Clement. While Hilleary was defeated, he ran such a competitive race that he was recruited to enter the Republican primary in 1994 for the Fourth Congressional District. This seat was coming open as the incumbent, six-term Democrat Jim Cooper, was running for the United States Senate. Hilleary easily won the Republican primary and narrowly won the general election. It was the first serious effort the Republicans had made in the district since its creation after the 1980 census. This came as something of a surprise. On paper, the 4th District was and still is one of the few districts in the country that is not safe for either party. It stretched from the Virginia border in East Tennessee to the Mississippi border in Middle Tennessee. Prior to Cooper's election in 1982, much of the district's eastern portion hadn't been represented by a Democrat since before the Civil War. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... The Tennessee State Senate is the upper house of the Tennessee General Assembly, the formal name of the Tennessee state legislature. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Notes 1East was Secretary of State for Tennessee from 1862-1865, appointed by Andrew Johnson, the military governor of the state under Union occupation during the American Civil War. ... Frank Goad Clement (June 2, 1920–November 4, 1969) served as governor of the U.S. state of Tennessee from 1953 to 1959 and again from 1963 to 1967. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... James Hayes Shofner Jim Cooper (born July 19, 1954) is a politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... East Tennessee is a name given to approximately the eastern third of the state of Tennessee. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert Edward Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Hilleary had a very conservative voting record and was very popular in conservative circles within his party. For instance, Hilleary was strongly opposed to any form of a state income tax, which was a major issue in the state legislature at the time. In each of his three subsequent Congressional races, Hilleary won with an increasing margin. Due to the unusual shape in which the Fourth District was configured, the races bore important resemblances to statewide races. Running in the district required large media purchases in five different markets (the Tri-Cities, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville and Huntsville, Alabama) and the associated major fund-raising efforts. Hilleary also became known over a large portion of the state, making important associations with leading Republican activists. Hilleary was unusual for a politician of this period in his steadfast refusal to accept campaign contributions from political action committees (PAC's). This article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income of persons, corporations or other legal entities. ... In Tennessee, the name Tri-Cities refers to the region surrounding the cities of Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... For other cities named Nashville, see Nashville (disambiguation). ... Huntsville is the county seat of Madison County, Alabama. ... In the United States, a political action committee, or PAC, is the name commonly given to a private group organized to elect or defeat government officials in order to promote legislation, often supporting the groups special interests. ...


2002 Tennessee Gubernatorial election

Hilleary was considered a logical choice for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2002, withstanding a challenge from the party's moderate wing made by Jim Henry, former minority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives and former mayor of Kingston. Henry's race was largely supported and financed by members of the inner circle of unpopular outgoing GOP governor Don Sundquist, a fact resented by many grassroots activists, and Hilleary defeated him by a wide margin. A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who holds an intermediate position between two extreme or radical viewpoints. ... In U.S. politics, the minority leader is the Floor Leader of the second-largest caucus in a legislative body. ... The Tennessee House of Representatives, in American politics, is the lower house of the state legislature of Tennessee, formally called the Tennessee General Assembly. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is in modern times the title of the highest ranking municipal officer, who discharges certain judicial and administrative functions, in many systems an elected politician, who serves as chief executive and/or ceremonial official of many types of municipalities. ... Kingston is a city located in Roane County, Tennessee. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the Head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Donald Kenneth Sundquist (born March 15, 1936) was Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. ... Grassroots is a political movement for individual constituents of a community to voice their ideas and opinions. ...


Hilleary's opponent in the general election was Phil Bredesen, a multimillionaire former mayor of Nashville. At first, Bredesen agreed to be bound by a relatively-new Tennessee state law limiting the amount of money one could contribute to one's own campaign for elective office. However, the state attorney general subsequently issued an opinion that such a law was unconstitutional and hence unenforceable, as the United States Supreme Court had previously ruled a similar federal law with regard to federal campaigns. Faced with huge and potentially overwhelming resources against him, Hilleary reversed his previous position on PACs and began to actively solicit donations from them. A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... Philip Norman Phil Bredesen (born November 21, 1943) is the 48th Governor of Tennessee, having served since 2003. ... The stela of King Hammurabi depicts the god Shamash revealing a code of laws to the king. ... In most common law jurisdictions, the Attorney General is the main legal adviser to the government, and in some jurisdictions may in addition have executive responsibility for law enforcement or responsibility for public prosecutions. ... Constitutionality is the status of a law, procedure, or act being in accordance with the laws or guidelines contained in a constitution. ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


One of the major issues of the race was TennCare, the huge state-supported managed care program which had supplanted Medicaid in Tennessee. Surprisingly, Hilleary displayed a high level of knowledge about this issue in a debate between the two, despite the fact that Bredesen had made most of his fortune as a managed health care executive. However, polling seemed to indicate that one of the major factors with public support of Bredesen was his knowledge of this issue. Bredesen was also a moderate Democrat; the usual litany of Republican charges against "ultra-liberal Democrats" could not be made to stick to him with any real degree of success. Another problem for Hilleary was that Bredesen showed himself able to raise support in East Tennessee (Hilleary's home region) far more readily than could previous Democratic candidates, especially considering that Bredesen was from Nashville. In addition, questions were raised regarding Hilleary's performance as a member of the House Budget Committee. TennCare is Tennessees Medicaid waiver program that provides more than one million Tennesseans with health care. ... Medicaid is the US health insurance program for individuals and families with low incomes and resources. ... In politics and religion, a moderate is an individual who holds an intermediate position between two extreme or radical viewpoints. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ...


Hilleary nonetheless received over 48% of the vote. Bredesen defeated him largely by doing far better in East Tennessee than expected. For instance, Bredesen carried Knox County, home to Knoxville and the largest county in East Tennessee, by a few hundred votes; in contrast, George W. Bush won Knox County two years later by over 40,000 votes. In much of East Tennessee, Democrats usually don't compete, let alone win, except in landslides. Knox County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American businessman and politician, was elected in 2000 as the 43rd President of the United States of America, re-elected in 2004, and is currently serving his second term in that office. ...


Consultant

Shortly after the November 2004 election, Hilleary moved his family to Murfreesboro, just outside Nashville. He now lives there primarily on weekends and through the week is employed as a consultant in Washington, D.C. Downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee Murfreesboro is a city in Rutherford County, Tennessee, United States. ... A consultant (from the latin consultus meaning legal expert) is a professional who provides expert advice in a particular domain or area of expertise such as accountancy, technology, the law, human resources, marketing, medicine, finance, public affairs, communication, or more esoteric areas of knowledge, for example engineering of different kinds... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C. in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ...


According to a disclosure of personal finances from 2004 and part of 2005, as required by his 2006 Senate candidacy, Hilleary made $300,000 in salary in 2004 from Washington lobbying firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, and more than $150,000 in salary from the firm through August 12, 2005, when his most recent disclosure was filed.


One of his clients was the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina, which is seeking federal status from Congress and $77 million in funding for education, health care and economic development that would come with recognition. The tribe was recognized in 1956, but was not awarded the same monetary benefits given to other American Indian groups. Another client was Pennsylvania House Speaker John M. Perzel. Other clients listed by Hilleary included the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association of Diabetes Educators, the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, Balfour Ventures, Federal-Mogul Corporation, L-3 Communications, SMS Holdings Corp. and VPI Technologies. John Micheal Jay Perzel (born January 7, 1950) is a Republican politician who represents parts of northeastern Philadelphia in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. ... The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is a medical association of ophthalmologists–medical doctors (MDs) specializing in eye care and surgery). ... lots of issues | leave me a message 06:52, 7 August 2005 (UTC) Federal-Mogul Corporation is a major automotive parts supplier in the United States. ... L-3 Communications NYSE: LLL is a mezzanine company that supplies prime contractors with Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training devices and services, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and navigation products. ...


Full financial disclosure for 2005 is expected on June 24, 2006, 10 days prior to the 2006 primary. [1]


2006 Senate campaign

Hilleary was a candidate for the United States Senate seat currently held by Senate Majority Leader Dr. Bill Frist. Frist promised not to serve more than two terms when first elected in 1994. The Tennessee United States Senate election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Senate Majority Leader is a member of the United States Senate who is elected by his or her party conference to serve as the chief Senate spokesman for his or her party and to manage and schedule the legislative and executive business of the Senate. ... William Harrison Bill Frist (born February 22, 1952 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Republican U.S. Senator from Tennessee. ...


Hilleary placed third in the primary voting, behind Ed Bryant and winner Bob Corker. Hilleary endorsed Corker not long after he conceded the race.[2] Ed Bryant (born September 7, 1948), American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee (1995 - 2003). ... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ...


External links

  • Official U.S. Senate election website
Preceded by:
James H. S. Cooper
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee's 4th congressional district
1995-2003
Succeeded by:
Lincoln Davis

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Van Hilleary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1107 words)
Hilleary was unusual for a politician of this period in his steadfast refusal to accept campaign contributions from political action committees (PAC's).
Hilleary was considered a logical choice for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2002, withstanding a challenge from the party's moderate wing made by Jim Henry, former minority leader in the Tennessee House of Representatives and former mayor of Kingston.
Hilleary's opponent in the general election was Phil Bredesen, a multimillionaire former mayor of Nashville.
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