White, Leatherwood defend flight with governor for GOP event

By Updated: August 29, 2019 4:48 PM CT | Published: August 28, 2019 3:14 PM CT

State Reps. Mark White and Tom Leatherwood flew to Shelby County with Gov. Bill Lee for a Republican Party event Aug. 23, but both say it was no perk for their votes in favor of the governor’s education savings account bill during the regular session.

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Bill Lee Lee Mills Mark White Tom Leatherwood
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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