West Tennessee lags in legislative leadership

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 05, 2021 5:46 PM CT | Published: May 05, 2021 4:00 AM CT

The two urban areas of Memphis and Nashville control the minority Democratic leadership in state politics, but Memphis and West Tennessee are underrepresented among the Republican majority.


Brian Kelsey Mark White Kevin Vaughan Tennessee General Assembly

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Ian Round is The Daily Memphian’s state government reporter. He came to Tennessee from Maryland where he reported on local politics for Baltimore Brew. He earned a Master of Journalism degree from the University of Maryland in December 2019.