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District 97’s John Gillespie faces primary challenger

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 12, 2024 7:52 AM CT | Published: July 11, 2024 4:00 AM CT

The Republican primary winner is likely to face a spirited general-election challenge. State House District 97, which includes parts of East Memphis and Bartlett, is among the most competitive in the state. 

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Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman

Samuel Hardiman is an enterprise and investigative reporter who focuses on local government and politics. A native Rhode Islander who lives in Midtown, he enjoys tennis, golf and reading.


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