Tricia Hise is a native of Habersham County, having been a member of FFA at HCHS where she learned invaluable lessons of responsibility, hard work, and reliability. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in Political Science and earned her Juris Doctor from Southwestern Law School. Hise is an attorney and she dedicates her professional and personal life to the service of others.
“I am a Christian conservative, dedicated to the principles of the Constitution, including our guaranteed right to bear arms under the 2nd Amendment. I believe in protecting all life and will work tirelessly to defend our Constitution, to protect the unborn, to promote businesses, including our number one business – agriculture. I am known as the ‘Bulldog in the Courtroom’ and I look forward to serving you as your Bulldog in the Senate as I earn your vote,” said Hise.
Hise serves on the Board of the Habersham Chamber of Commerce and chairs the Governmental Affairs Committee. She has held state board positions on the Georgia State Property Commission and the Georgia Building Authority. Hise formerly served as Assistant District Attorney for the Mountain Judicial Circuit, is a POST Certified Law Enforcement Officer, and Backs the Badge.
Hise is actively involved in the local and district Republican Party, serves as the Habersham Chair for Women for Trump (now known as Trump Victory Women), served as delegate to the Republican State Convention for many years, serves as Co-Parliamentarian for the 9th District GOP, and fiercely fights for conservative values throughout SD50 and the state. Hise is a graduate of the 2019 Republican Leadership for Georgia for which she serves as Class President, is a 2018 graduate of the Zell Miller Leadership Institute, and Leadership Habersham.
Hise is deeply committed to victims of domestic violence and has donated countless hours of pro bono legal services to victims in need through the Circle of Hope, F.A.I.T.H., and Powerhouse for Kids. She is Past President of the Mountain Judicial Circuit Bar Association. Currently, Hise serves as Attorney Coach for the student members of the Habersham Central Mock Trial Team, a role which requires investment in the youth and brings great reward and joy.
Hise is married to her supporting husband, Nathan Dilday, who is an agricultural lender; they reside in Cornelia with their son, Max. Hise is a partner in the law firm Hotard & Hise based in Clarkesville and she and her family attend First Baptist Church of Cornelia.