Smiley considers bid for governor

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 30, 2021 12:01 PM CT | Published: August 30, 2021 12:01 PM CT

City Council member JB Smiley began telling local officials last week he was considering a bid for governor next year, starting with the August 2022 Democratic primary. The field for the race is already forming to challenge Republican Gov. Bill Lee.

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Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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