If you are looking for a center of political power in the Volunteer State, look no further than one heavily-Republican Middle Tennessee county which is now home to a governor, a U.S. senator and two other top state legislative leaders.
Republican governor-elect Bill Lee lives on a farm in the rural Fernvale area of Williamson County.
Republican U.S. senator-elect Marsha Blackburn is from the suburban part of Williamson County in Brentwood.
Over in the Tennessee Senate, Commerce and Labor Committee Chair Jack Johnson of Williamson County is favored to take over as majority leader when his fellow state senators vote on the position next week.
Mixed in with speculation, there are also some facts that help create fertile ground in Williamson County for GOP leadership.
The county has long been known as one of nation’s top areas for Republican Party political donations.
It is the largest red county in a very reddish state, which means anyone running for political office from Williamson County will be well funded, and there will be plenty of Republicans to vote for you.