COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The primary election in both Alabama and Georgia is one week away.

All this week, News Leader 9 will be giving candidates in some of the most contested races an opportunity to share their views on the issues in their district.

Today our focus is on the Georgia House of Representatives seat in District 140. It is up for grabs now that longtime lawmaker Calvin Smyre is not running for reelection after an impressive career of over 48 years.

Columbus attorney Teddy Reese and Columbus businessman Zeph Baker are vying to take his place.

Teddy Reese’s full interview is below:

Zeph Baker’s full interview is below:

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