10/21/2019: Governor Bill Lee
Bill Lee is a seventh-generation Tennessean and the 50th governor of Tennessee. He was raised in Franklin where he still resides today with his wife Maria on his family’s farm. After graduation, he returned home to Franklin to join the family business his grandfather started in 1944, a comprehensive mechanical construction service company. He became president of Lee Company in 1992.
Gov. Lee says he’s focused on several priorities including good jobs, great schools, and safe neighborhoods to keep Tennessee moving in the right direction. This year, the state legislature passed a series of Gov. Lee’s legislative initiatives designed to strengthen career and technical training, expand school choice, pursue criminal justice reform, improve public safety and sharpen the effectiveness of government. His administration is also focused on the accelerated transformation of rural Tennessee.