December 21, 2018

Governor-elect Bill Lee ‘Believe in Tennessee’ Inaugural Activities Announced

Inauguration of state’s 50th governor includes Capitol and Residence tours

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Bill Lee will be inaugurated as the 50th governor of the State of Tennessee on January 19th amid a weekend of celebratory events that include free tours of the Tennessee State Capitol and the Tennessee Residence.

“Maria and I are honored to serve Tennessee and we are excited to gather with folks from across the state for the inaugural,” said Lee, who won 59 percent of the vote in the Nov. 6 general election. “We’ve visited all 95 counties twice, and we know that Tennesseans care deeply about our state. We live in a remarkable state, with remarkable people, and I believe that as good a place as Tennessee is, we can be even better, and we can lead the nation.”

Governor-elect Lee’s ‘Believe in Tennessee’ celebration events will be held in Nashville on January 18-20. Event details, tickets and reservations are available beginning today at With the exception of the ticketed Saturday evening inaugural dinner and ball (as noted below), all celebration activities are free and open to the public with limitations based on venue capacity.

Governor-elect Lee will take the oath of office on January 19th at 11:00 a.m. CST at Legislative Plaza in Nashville. The oath will be administered by Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins. The event is a joint convention of the 111th General Assembly.

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November 08, 2018

Governor-Elect Bill Lee Announces Transition and Inagural Leadership

Staff includes business leaders, gubernatorial campaign veterans.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Lee announced several key leadership positions for his Transition Team and Inaugural Committee. The announcement comes a day after the launch of a new transition website – – which seeks to engage Tennesseans to help share ideas to help take our state from good to great.

“Now that the campaign is over, it is time to get to work,” said Lee. “I’ve said throughout the campaign that I’m looking for talented individuals who can help Tennessee thrive, and I’m honored that these individuals are dedicating themselves to helping move Tennessee to a place where we can lead the nation.”

Key personnel for Bill’s transition are working to advise Governor-elect Lee on decisions for his cabinet and senior leadership team for his incoming administration. The transition will work with Tennesseans across the state, ensuring that a wide range of opinions and regions are represented and included.

“I want to ensure that Tennesseans know that this is their government, and so, I want to hear their ideas on how we all can help Tennessee lead the nation,” Lee continued.

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