By EMILY R. WEST
Republican nominee Sam Whitson earned his second endorsement from an elected mayor Monday afternoon from Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson.
“It is vitally important to have a state representative whose leadership experience and exceptional teamwork ability will ensure the interests of Williamson County will always come first on Capitol Hill,” Rogers said. “It is my honor to endorse Republican Sam Whitson as the candidate for State Representative in that district. With four generations of his family currently living in Williamson County, including five grandchildren, Sam knows firsthand the important role of being involved in local government.”
Rogers’ endorsement comes a week after Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, who also said he believed Whitson would serve Williamson well at the state legislature, gave his public endorsement.
“Having been integrally involved in our community for the past 16 years, he has worked to expand parks, protect historical sites, promote citizen involvement in local government and support our first responders,” Rogers said. “As a retired Colonel, after serving 26 years in the United States Army, Sam has devoted his time and energies to make our community better and I believe he can have a positive impact.”