State of Tennessee
Bill Haslam was re-elected to his second term as Tennessee’s governor with the largest victory in modern Tennessee history. The reason is clear: under Governor Haslam’s results-driven, common sense leadership, Tennessee is a national leader in education, job creation and fiscal responsibility.
His commitment to education is making a difference. Tennessee is the fastest improving state in the country in academic achievement, and he has launched the “Tennessee Promise” to give graduating high school seniors a chance to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school free of charge.
Governor Haslam has focused on making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and Tennessee has been awarded “State of the Year” for economic development. Working with the General Assembly, he has balanced the budget every year, kept taxes low, ensured Tennessee has the lowest debt in the country, and nearly doubled the state’s savings account.
Thanks to the Governor’s work to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, Tennessee has been ranked the third best managed state in the nation.
He and a wonderful First Lady, Crissy, have three grown children and four grandchildren.