House District 65
In 2018: Rep. Whitson was elected to replace Jeremy Durham, one of the conservative leaders in the House. Rep. Whitson sponsored no (0) bills scored by TLRC, co-sponsored four (4) bills favored by TLRC and one (1) bill opposed by TLRC. Rep. Whitson supported and voted for the Gas Tax.
Rep. Whitson is married with two children and five grandchildren. He is a retired Colonel with the US Army. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4893, Franklin’s Charge Inc., Williamson County Republican Party, American Legion Post 212, Franklin Noon Rotary, Williamson Inc., Elks Lodge No. 7, Disabled American Veterans, Save the Franklin Battlefield, and Military Officers Association of America. He serves as chairman of the City of Franklin Battlefield Preservation Commission and the Carter House State Historical Site. He is foreman on the Williamson County Grand Jury.
Ostensibly for DOT infrastructure projects, this bill raises the tax on gas by 20% in 2017 and more into the future, along with permission for local governments to enact or raise certain fees and surcharges...