ST. LOUIS – Missouri Congressman Justin Hill has announced he is resigning from his elected position. Hill represented Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, Dardenne Prairie, and Wentzville in the Missouri House.
His last day in office will be January 5, 2022.
Hill explained in his resignation letter that he has been deeply involved in state policy development at the national level for some time. He says he realized late last the best way to continue these efforts over the long term would be to step down from public office and continue his efforts in the private sector.
The state representative’s final term in office was marked by opposition to the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid in Missouri and his decision to skip his own inaugural ceremony to attend the now-infamous Jan. 6, 2021, Washington D.C. rally in support of former President Donald Trump, which culminated with thousands of rally-goers storming the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to halt the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
Hill said he did not enter the Capitol that day and, in interviews, said he did not see any vandalism from his location. In the weeks after the 2020 presidential election, Hill filed a resolution in the Missouri House questioning the results, which saw Joe Biden defeat Trump.
a resolution Monday night which declared House members have “no faith” in presidential election results from six states.
Hill and his family are moving to Florida, where he plans to build a consulting business and advance public policy across the country. He thanked his family and constituents in his letter and expressed gratitude for those who supported his candidacy for the Missouri Senate.
Hill also served as a uniformed officer and undercover narcotics detective.