Bill Hitchens

District 161 (Rincon), Republican

Years in office: 6

Profession: Retired (military/law enforcement)

Committees*: Defense and Veterans Affairs (chair); Appropriations; Economic Development and Tourism; Public Safety and Homeland Security; Transportation


Social media: Facebook

* 2018 session


Remove state income tax on military retirement benefits

Require mammogram imaging facilities to provide information about patient breast tissue density to the patient and her physician

Expand school safety measures

Continue local transportation projects




  • “Less than one half of one percent of our population today serves in the military, regardless of if you go to a war zone or not, military service can be pretty demanding.”




  • “It’s so you are aware of problems that you could have and it seems to me to be a public health issue.”