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Harris to challenge Todd for State Rep

Chris Todd is officially on the ballot for the state Republican primary for re-election as the State Representative for District 73 in the Tennessee General Assembly.

But a couple days before he pulled his petition, former Madison County Mayor Jimmy Harris, a long-time pillar of the local Republican Party and a supporter of Todd’s in the past, pulled his petition to run for the nomination.

Jimmy Harris, seen here at a Jackson-Madison County Bicentennial event in 2022, has pulled his petition to run for the Republican nomination for State Representative. He has not actually filed that petition to officially be on the ballot as of Tuesday afternoon. (Submitted photo)

Harris, who has not filed his petition so isn’t officially on the ballot yet, has stayed largely silent publicly regarding the election.

He did receive a number of well-wishes at the Republican Party’s Reagan Day Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 8.

State Representative Chris Todd turns in his petition with signatures to Madison County Election Administrator Lori Lott on Feb. 9, 2024. (Submitted photo)

But that’s also where Todd got the majority of his signatures and was able to file his petition less than 24 hours after pulling his petition with the local election commission office.

Todd hasn’t spoken publicly about the election either other than getting his paperwork filed to run and confirming on The Shields Report on 96.5 WBFG-FM on Feb. 2 of his intent to run.

Todd has served in the representative role since January of 2019, first winning election in 2018 and re-election in 2020 and 2022.

Harris was County Mayor from 2007 when he was first appointed until he chose not to run in 2022. He won election in February of 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2018.

District 73 is comprised mainly of the northern two-thirds of Madison County with the southern third being a part of the district represented by Johnny Shaw with Hardeman County.

Brandon Shields, brandon@jacksonpost.news

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