WHY IM RUNNING FOR FLORIDA DISTRICT 24
As a member of our community, you should have the opportunity to learn more about my dedication to public service and life experiences that are the foundation for why I am seeking to be the representative for Florida’s 24th Congressional District.
Randal entered public service almost fifteen years ago as a law enforcement officer. He has served at the local level and was most recently a Special Agent (Criminal Investigator) for the Department of Homeland Security. He entered the police academy in 1999 and spent several years as police officer in two South Florida communities. As a Special Agent, he obtained a top-secret security clearance and successfully investigated several high profile cases and crimes; some of which could have affected the national security of the United States. Some highlights of Randal’s investigative career include:
- The arrest and successful prosecution of Bilal Bhutta (radical ideology);
- The removal of an international violent gang from South Florida so that it no longer has an operational presence in our South Florida community;
- The prosecution of a black market money exchange that originated in Venezuela; and,
- Countless other intellectual property, national security, narcotics, money laundering, human trafficking cases, and intricate knowledge of immigration cases.
Randal completed an illustrious athletic career prior to being sworn-in as a police officer.
In 1991, the Miami Dolphins drafted “Thrill” Hill in the first round of the NFL draft as the 23rd pick. His professional football career took him across the country as he played for the Miami Dolphins, Arizona Cardinals, and the New Orleans Saints. After seven years the NFL, he retired in 1997. Randal continues to work with the National Football as a uniform inspector.
As the son of two Miami-Dade County Public School educators, Randal excelled in both the classroom and on the athletic field. He attended Miami Killian Senior High School, where he was twice named to both the All Dade County Football Team (1986-1987) and the All Dade County Track Team (1986- 1987). The Miami Herald selected him as the Miami-Dade Track Athlete of the Year. Still, Randal was best known for his prowess on the football field. Toward the end of his high school football career, nearly every major collegiate football program in the country recruited him. The South Dade News Leader titled an article Randal “Thrill” Hill; which is the nickname that still describes him today.
Randal decided to stay local and attend the University of Miami (FL). He immediately became a major contributor to the Hurricanes; and was part of the University of Miami’s 1987 and 1989 National Championship teams. Randal graduated from the University of Miami in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in General Studies (Sociology). On February 13, 2008, he was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame for athletic achievement.
Randal Hill was born in Miami, Florida to Ransom and Helen Hill. Mr. Hill’s parents made sure that his environment was filled with love, respect, and discipline. As a young man, Mr. Hill’s childhood was secured to a strong Christian foundation that instilled a strong sense of community. He was actively involved in a neighborhood Optimist Club that focused on the development of tomorrow’s leaders. With the exception of his professional football playing days in Arizona and New Orleans, Randal has been a lifelong resident of South Florida.
Mr. Hill has been married to Dr. Michelle Hill for 18 years. She is also a native of Miami Dade-County. Dr. Hill was the first woman inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society (chemistry) at the University of Miami. As practicing physician in Broward County, Dr. Hill has been able to juggle being a mother of 3 beautiful girls while still paying close attention to the patients while giving them the proper care.
Randal is active in several organizations including:
- Member, Police Benevolent Association (PBA)
- Mentor, My Life My Power
- Member, Men of Tomorrow
- Member, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church (founded in part by his grandfather)
- Habitat for Humanity
- Nick Buoniconti Project to Cure Paralysis
- Lifetime Member, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Randal looks forward to representing the diverse vibrant community that is Florida’s 24th Congressional District.