There’s now a ‘Business Leaders for Bill Lee Coalition’

Press release from Bill Lee campaign

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Today, Williamson County businessman and farmer Bill Lee announced over 100 business leaders from across Tennessee have joined to form the Business Leaders for Bill Lee Coalition. The group, encompassing every corner of the state, will serve in an advisory role to Lee on business and economic development issues and help spread Bill’s ideas within their professional and local communities.

 “I’ve spent my entire professional life in business, and I appreciate the support of these impressive leaders,” said Lee. “Business leaders know how to make a payroll, create jobs and grow our economy, and we need more of their know how and expertise to help improve government even more.”

The Coalition will be led by three Co-Chairs, representing each of the three grand divisions of the state.  The three Co-Chairs include:

  • Kelly Wolfe, Mayor of Jonesborough and President of Wolfe Development – East Tennessee
  • Cordia Harrington, Founder and CEO of The Bakery Cos. – Middle Tennessee
  • Ruste Via, CEO of Christian Family Medicine – West Tennessee

“As a businessman, I know we need business principles in government – putting people first, getting the job done, and being a man of your word — are important traits for the leader of our state. Bill Lee is that kind of leader,” said Wolfe.

“As business leaders, we know Bill Lee is the most qualified candidate to lead Tennessee into the future. Bill brings real world business experience and principles to make government more efficient. From startups to running companies that employ thousands in our state, we all know Bill will make Tennessee the best place to do business with a thriving economy that provides quality jobs for Tennessee families,” said Harrington.

“Integrity matters in business and in government. Bill Lee exemplifies integrity in his business and community involvement. I’m honored to support Bill Lee for Governor. He is the right person we need leading our state,” said Via.

Note: The full list of 100 persons is posted as part of the release on Lee’s campaign website, HERE.

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