Democrats in the 40th legislative district will choose their nominee for State Representative Thursday.
James Hale of DeKalb County and Jamie Winkler of Smith County are seeking their party's nomination in the Tennessee Democratic Primary for the right to challenge Republican Incumbent State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver in the November Tennessee General Election. Weaver, who is seeking her second term, is running unopposed for re-nomination in the Tennessee Republican Primary.
Independent candidate Pleas Ford of Macon County is also running for State Representative in November.
Three counties make up the 40th legislative district, including DeKalb, Macon, and Smith.