The race for the Republican primary for the State House District 99 is heating up between incumbent Tom Leatherwood and challenger Lee Mills.Mills, a FedEx airline captain, called Leatherwood a “career politician” for funding his re-election campaign using money from donors outside the district he represents.
District 99 includes Arlington, Lakeland, Millington, parts of Bartlett and parts of Shelby County.
“Who do you represent? Do you represent the people with the money or do you represent the people that elected you to be there?” Mills told KWAM morning show co-host Ben Deeter.Mills says his opponent’s campaign has raised 95 percent of its money from outside the district, while only 5 percent has come from donors within District 99.
Early voting is already underway through July 30th. Election day is Thursday, August 4th.
Listen to the full interview with Mills below: