SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 7, 2014

Our view: Welcome back, Rep. Hill


The Salem News

---- — State Rep. Brad Hill announced last week he will seek re-election to a ninth term this fall.

That should be seen as encouraging news by all, no matter their politics. That’s because the Ipswich Republican has not only come back to serve in the Legislature after spending two months recovering from a bone marrow transplant as part of his cancer treatment but has also regained sufficient strength to commit to running for another two-year term. And that’s especially good news to his family and those who have elected him to the Statehouse over the past 16 years.

Hill, the House minority whip, was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2008 but did not make his battle with the disease public until last November, when he knew he’d have to take time off from the Statehouse to recover. Welcome back, Rep. Hill, and best wishes for good health and continued success in the future.