Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham announced Monday morning his endorsement for Sam Whitson in the District 65 House race.
The 65th State House District includes portions of Franklin, Spring Hill, and Fairview, along with unincorporated areas of Williamson County.
“Sam Whitson understands our top issues that we experience in Spring Hill: traffic, traffic and traffic,” Mayor Rick Graham said, noting that the 65th District was created in 2012 as a response to the rapid growth experienced in Spring Hill and Williamson County.
“It is critical that we have a representative that is a member of the Republican Caucus in the Republican-led legislature who can work with TDOT and Governor Haslam to secure the support and funding we need to address our transportation issues.”
Graham said at 36,530 residents, Spring Hill is the 18th largest city in the state.
“Spring Hill continues to attract new residents who are looking for an affordable diversity of homes near top-ranked schools, and a high quality of life,” Graham said. “In order to for our city to have continued prosperity, we need leadership in the State Legislature who will work together with us to address our transportation issues, support our public schools and fight to keep regulations light on our small businesses. Sam Whitson has demonstrated that he will do that.”
Mayor Graham joins the City of Franklin Mayor Ken Moore and Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson, who recently formally announced similar endorsements of support for Sam Whitson in the 65th House District.