Bill Lee Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career

Bill Lee is us Governor of Tennessee since 2019 know all about Bill Lee Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career.

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Bill Lee Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career
Bill Lee

Bill Lee Biography

Quick Facts

Name Bill Lee
Category Governor
Birthday 1959-10-09
Spouse Carol Ann Lee ​ ​(m. 1984, died 2000)​
Maria Lee ​(m. 2008)​
Education Auburn University (BS)
Country / Nationality United States
State / Province Tennessee
Party Republican
Net Worth $ 2 Million

William Byron Lee is an American businessman and politician who has been the 50th governor of Tennessee since 2019. Elected in 2018, Lee is a member of the Republican Party. Before entering politics he held various positions at the Lee Company, a business operated by the Lee family, he was the companys president and CEO from 1992 to 2016.

Bill Lee Net Worth

Bill Lee Net Worth is $ 2 Million in 2022.

Bill Lee Family, Parents

Lee was raised on his familys 1,000 Acre cattle farm started by his grandparents in Franklin, Tennessee, the Triple L Ranch, the family raises Hereford cattle. He is a seventh-generation Tennessean.

Bill Lee Wife, Children

Lee lives in Fernvale with his second wife, Maria, whom he married in October 2008. His first wife, Carol Ann, died in 2000 in a horseback riding accident. After her death, Lee took extended time off from his construction company to raise his four children.

Bill Lee Career and Achievement

After graduating from Franklin High School in his hometown, Lee entered Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama in 1977 and graduated in 1981 with a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering. In college, Lee was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, a fraternity known at the time for its use of Confederate imagery, and a photo printed in the universitys 1980 yearbook shows Lee in a Confederate military uniform at the fraternitys "Old South" party. In 2019, after his attendance came to light, Lee expressed regret for his participation: "I never intentionally acted in an insensitive way, but with the benefit of hindsight, I can see that participating in that was insensitive and Ive come to regret it."

Lee was named president and CEO of his familys home-services and construction company, Lee Company, holding the position from 1992 until 2016. He briefly served as chairman.

2018 Election

In April 2017 Lee announced his candidacy for the 2018 election for governor of Tennessee. A self-described social conservative, Lee also targeted pro-business Republicans. In the Republican primary election, he ran against Congresswoman Diane Black, Knoxville businessman and former Tennessee Economic and Development Commissioner Randy Boyd, and state House speaker Beth Harwell. Originally considered a longshot, Lee rose in the polls as Boyd and Black launched negative advertising against each other. He won the August 2 primary with 291,414 votes (36.8%) to Boyds 193,054 (24.3%), Blacks 182,457 (23.0%), and Harwells 121,484 (15.3%).

Lee defeated the Democratic nominee, former Nashville mayor Karl Dean, in the November 6 general election, receiving 1,336,106 votes (59.5%) to Deans 864,863 (38.5%).

Lee previously chaired and served on the committee of the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast.

Tenure as Governor

Lee was sworn in on January 19, 2019 and delivered his first State of the State address to the Tennessee General Assembly in March 2019.

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