NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – While Tennessee’s top Republican leaders ponder an endorsement for Tuesday’s presidential primary, there are some well-known names among Middle Tennessee politicians who have long been on-board with front-runner Donald Trump.
One of them who is running as a Trump delegate for the Republican Party convention is Wilson County State Senator Mae Beavers.
“He is not afraid to say what he thinks, and that is why I can relate to him,” said the lawmaker who has sometimes taken sides few of her colleagues have taken. “With just his boldness, some of the statements he makes, I think it shows us how honest he is.”
Her support for Trump is shared by fellow Rutherford County State Sen. Bill Ketron who also holds a leadership position in the chamber as Republican caucus chair.
Ketron’s 25-year-old daughter Kelsey, who oversees the family insurance business in Murfreesboro when her father is at the Capitol, is also an at-large Trump delegate.
One of Sen. Ketron’s former colleagues, Stacey Campfield, is also listed as a Trump at-large delegate.
Campfield, who lost the 2014 Republican primary for his Knoxville seat, often found himself in the middle of controversial statements or bills during his time on the legislature.
Metro Council member Davette Blalock is running as a 5th Congressional Republican delegate for Trump,