Appointment

Among the ideas under consideration are popular election of the attorney general by the state’s citizenry or an appointment by the Legislature or the governor. Also suggested is a shifting of lawsuit-filing power to a solicitor general either elected by voters or hand-picked by lawmakers or the governor.

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Press Release from Gov.-elect Bill Haslam; Jan. 14, 2011: Grinder’s 35-year Career Began in the Army National Guard as an Enlisted Soldier NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam named COL Many-Bears Grinder with the Tennessee Army National Guard as Commissioner of Veterans Affairs. Grinder was the Director of Logistics for the Tennessee Army National Guard […]

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Press Release from Gov.-Elect Bill Haslam; Jan. 10, 2011: NASHVILLE – Tennessee Governor-elect Bill Haslam today announced Nashville insurance regulatory attorney Julie Mix McPeak as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. The department protects the interests of consumers while providing fair, efficient oversight and a level field of competition for a broad […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Supreme Court; Jan. 4, 2011: Court Also Names Chairman, Vice Chairman The Tennessee Supreme Court has appointed four new members to the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility (BPR), the Court-designated body responsible for overseeing the ethical conduct of attorneys. The Court has also named Lela M. Hollabaugh, of Bradley Arant […]

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Phil Bredesen is tapping people for 34 different industry-oversight and policy-guidance bodies, many of which haven’t convened in months. But Gov.-elect Bill Haslam isn’t particularly bothered by the slots being filled at this late stage of the outgoing administration’s game.

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Press Release from Sen. Dolores Gresham, R-Somerville; Aug. 5, 2010: (NASHVILLE, TN), August 5, 2010 – Below please find the text of a letter sent to the 18 members of the Tennessee Board of Regents from Senate Education Chairman Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) regarding the position of Chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents: “After reading […]

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Press Release from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville; April 1, 2010: (Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) has appointed four board members to the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, the 44-year old organization devoted to honoring Tennessee sports legends. The new members come from across the state and bring a wealth of Tennessee sports […]

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Press Release from Gov. Phil Bredesen’s administration, March 12, 2010: NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen has appointed 43 men and women to serve on 17 state boards and commissions. “I commend all those appointed for their readiness to serve the state through its boards and commissions,” Bredesen said. “Tennesseans have always been known to give […]

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Press Release from House Speaker Kent Williams, March 9, 2010: Speaker of the House Kent Williams (Carter County Republican – Elizabethton) has appointed Olen G. Haynes, Sr. of Washington County as a member of the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission. “Olen brings a wealth of experience that will make him an asset to the Judicial Nominating […]

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