• Gov. Bill Lee Announces Appointments to Key Boards and Commissions

    Monday, September 30, 2019 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced more than 100 appointees to a series of state boards and commissions. “I am pleased to appoint these individuals and appreciate their willingness to serve our state,” said Lee. “The success of our state depends on engaged citizens and we look forward to working together.”

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Names Hodgen Mainda Commissioner of Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance

    Thursday, September 05, 2019 | 10:00am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced Hodgen Mainda will serve in his cabinet as commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance. “Hodgen joins my cabinet after an outstanding career as a community leader in Chattanooga,” said Lee. “He is respected for his ability to build partnerships across multiple sectors and we welcome his leadership to such a multifaceted department like Commerce & Insurance.”

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  • Gov. Lee Appoints Jennifer King 24th Judicial District Chancellor

    Wednesday, September 04, 2019 | 04:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Jennifer King of Carroll County to serve as the Chancellor of the 24th Judicial District to fill the Honorable Carma McGee’s vacancy. “Jennifer is an engaged member of the community and highly qualified attorney,” said Lee. “We are proud to appoint her to the 24th Judicial District and value the expertise she brings to the role.”

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  • Statement from Gov. Bill Lee on Stephen West

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 04:15pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee released the following statement regarding death row inmate Stephen West: “After thorough consideration of Stephen West’s request for clemency and a review of the case, the State of Tennessee’s sentence will stand, and I will not be intervening.”

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  • Gov. Lee Convenes Cabinet for Distressed County Summit

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | 10:00am

    LINDEN, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee convened his cabinet for a meeting with local officials from Tennessee’s 15 distressed counties during the Governor’s Rural Opportunity Summit in Perry County. The meeting caps a state government-wide audit mandated under Executive Order 1 which examines how departments are serving rural areas, specifically distressed counties. Executive Order 1 also required departments to provide suggestions for improvements moving forward.

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  • Gov. Lee Appoints James Haltom to the Claims Commission

    Friday, August 09, 2019 | 03:30pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed James Haltom to the Tennessee Claims Commission for the Middle Division. “I am proud to appoint James to the Claims Commission and value both his legal expertise and service to our country,” said Lee. “He will do an outstanding job in this role and we welcome him to the commission.”

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Offers Reward for Information Regarding Curtis Watson

    Thursday, August 08, 2019 | 02:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced the State of Tennessee is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the apprehension, arrest and conviction of Curtis Watson, who is a suspect in the murder of Tennessee Department of Correction Administrator Debra Johnson.

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  • Gov. Bill Lee Announces Additional Appointments to Boards and Commissions

    Thursday, July 18, 2019 | 04:00pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced appointments for several state university boards as well his selections to the Agriculture Task Force. “We are proud to announce the appointment of these individuals to a series of significant roles in higher education and agriculture,” said Tennessee Governor Bill Lee. “I look forward to working with them as they share their expertise and serve our state.”

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  • Gov. Lee Appoints Wesley Bray 13th Judicial District Criminal Court Judge

    Monday, July 08, 2019 | 02:30pm

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee appointed Wesley Bray of Putnam County as the criminal court judge to the 13th Judicial District to fill the Honorable David. A Patterson’s vacancy. “Wesley brings extensive experience to this role and will serve the 13th district with integrity,” said Lee. “We welcome him to this role and appreciate his willingness to serve.”

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