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Governor of Tennessee
Standard of the Governor of Tennessee.svg
Flag of the Governor
Seal of Tennessee.svg
TN Governor Bill Lee 2019 May.jpg
Incumbent
Bill Lee

since January 19, 2019
Style
Residence Tennessee Governor's Mansion
Term length Four years, renewable once
Constituting instrument Tennessee Constitution of 1796
Inaugural holder John Sevier
Formation March 30, 1796
(223 years ago)
 (1796-03-30)
Deputy Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee
Salary $178,356 (2013)

The Governor of Tennessee is the head of government of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The governor is the only official in Tennessee state government who is directly elected by the voters of the entire state.

The current governor is Bill Lee, a member of the Republican Party, who took office on January 19, 2019.

Current Governor

Bill Lee is the 50th governor of Tennessee. He is a republican and was elected in 2018 after Bill Haslam left office. A former president of his company, the Lee Company, his primary focus so far has been job creation and the economy. In his budget proposal Governor Lee has outlined plans for K-12 education, mental health, criminal justice, rural economic development and health care. Like Haslam, Lee also intends to add to the Rainy Day fund.

Governor Lee's executive orders include an order requiring all state executive departments to report rural impact and recommendations for improvement and three regarding ethics and transparency.


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