Tennessee lawmakers elect constitutional officers


NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers who returned to convened the 112th Tennessee General Assembly voted Wednesday to reelect the secretary of state and treasurer and newly elected comptroller Jason Mumpower.

“I have a great tradition to uphold,” Mumpower said. “I have learned from the best.”

The Tennessee State Constitution provides for three constitutional officers: the secretary of state, the comptroller of the treasury, and the treasurer. All three are elected by a joint session of the general assembly; the secretary of state serves a four-year term, and the other two officers serve two-year terms.


Jason Mumpower is sworn in as newly elected Tennessee State Comptroller, replacing retiring Justin P. Wilson.
David Lillard is sworn in as Tennessee State Treasurer

Mumpower has served as the top deputy for current Comptroller Justin Wilson, who is retiring. Mumpower is a former Republican state representative from northeast Tennessee.

Tre Hargett is sworn in as the newly elected Tennessee Secretary of State.

Lawmakers elected Wilson, Hargett and Lillard to their statewide offices in 2009.