published Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Tennessee lawmakers re-elect Hargett, Wilson and Lillard to new terms

The Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville.
The Tennessee State Capitol in downtown Nashville.
Photo by The Tennessean /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers met jointly this morning and re-elected Secretary of State Tré Hargett, Comptroller Justin Wilson and Treasurer David Lillard to new terms.

None of the three Republicans was opposed and the vote was by acclamation.

Hargett was elected to a four-year term while Wilson and Lillard will serve for two years. Wilson and Lillard were elected to third terms.

Wilson, whose office oversees audits of state and local governmental entities and participates in the financial and administrative management and oversight of state government, had just five words for lawmakers.

“We have work to do.”

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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