Commissioner and Cabinet Members Profiles


Events on Capitol Hill were calm this week, and although members continued to submit legislation before the Feb. 7 filing deadline, the legislature was largely out of session, convening only on Friday afternoon to begin special proceedings regarding the inauguration of Governor-Elect Bill Lee. The inauguration of Governor-Elect Lee will take place during a joint session of the legislature, and is set for January 19 at 11am in the War Memorial Auditorium. Lee, a conservative business-owner who won election in November, will serve as the 50th Governor of the State of Tennessee and will be taking over from two-term Governor Bill Haslam, whose tenure was marked by strong economic growth and substantial gains in education. Lee says he hopes to continue those trends, while also enacting crucial criminal justice reforms and improving access affordable healthcare. With Lee’s cabinet, which is listed below, now fully announced, he is ready to get to begin as Governor and work to make Tennessee a better state for all residents. Go HERE to view profiles and photos of the Commissioners and Cabinet members who will serve in the Lee administration.