But Brad Hill, a Republican state representative from Ipswich, said a full-time commitment is the only way to keep up with the demands of the job. Hill said he campaigned on a platform of being a full-time state rep when he first ran for office in 1998.
"What people don't talk about is the meetings that take place in the morning, the meetings at night, the constituent service we do day in and day out, which is like 80 percent of our job," Hill said. "I do believe that this job entails a lot more than it used to in the 1950s and '60s."
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