Rick Hill (R)See also: top contributors (Assemblies of God is prominent among the top contributors to his campaigns)
At large (statewide)
BORN: Dec. 30, 1946, Grand Rapids, Minn.
EDUCATION: St. Cloud State U., B.A., 1968
FAMILY: Wife, Betti; three children
RELIGION: Assembly of God
OCCUPATION: Surety bonding and insurance company owner
POLITICAL CAREER: Montana Republican Party chair, 1991-92
Hill hopes to replace retiring 18-year incumbent Al Williams to become the first Republican in this seat since 1974. He supports a balanced-budget amendment, and has committed himself to reducing or eliminating inheritance taxes. Hill, who has painted opponent Bill Yellowtail as a liberal extremist, hopes to overcome an early poll deficit in this closely watched race, which the local press has called "a battle of opposites."