Tennessee lawmakers re-elect treasurer, comptroller
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers have re-elected the state treasurer and comptroller to their sixth two-year terms.
The GOP-led House and Senate voted during a joint session Wednesday to retain Treasurer David Lillard and Comptroller Justin Wilson.
Lillard and Wilson were both first elected in 2009 after Republicans gained control of the Legislature.
Wilson is a Nashville tax attorney and a former aide to then-Gov. Don Sundquist who was a prominent supporter for a failed effort to impose a state income tax in 2002. Lillard, of Germantown, is a former member of the Shelby County commission and a financial and tax attorney.
Secretary of State Tre Hargett is also elected by the state Legislature, but serves four-year terms and is in the middle of his term.