The Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) is the state education agency of Tennessee. It is headquartered on the 6th floor of the Andrew Johnson Tower in Nashville.Dr. Penny Schwinn is the current Commissioner of Education. She has held that position since February 1, 2019, when she replaced Candice McQueen.
Marsha Blackburn is an American politician and businesswoman serving as the senior United States Senator from Tennessee since 2019. A member of the Republican Party, Blackburn previously served in the U.S. House for Tennessee's 7th congressional district from 2003 to 2019. She was also a State Senator from 1999 to 2003. On November 6, 2018, she became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, defeating former Democratic Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen.
The Governor of Tennessee is the head of government of the U.S. state of Tennessee. The governor is the only official in Tennessee state government who is directly elected by the voters of the entire state.
William Edward Haslam is an American billionaire businessman and politician, who served as the 49th Governor of Tennessee from 2011 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party and was previously the mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Murray was an American company whose assets are now owned by Briggs & Stratton and Dorel Industries. The corporate brand is a descendant of the Murray Ohio Manufacturing Company, which manufactured bicycles and lawn and garden equipment. The company went bankrupt in 2005 selling most of its assets to the current owners.
Diane Lynn Black is an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district from January 3, 2011 to January 3, 2019. The district includes several suburban and rural areas east of Nashville. A Republican, she was previously elected to the Tennessee Senate, serving as floor leader of the Republican Caucus. She unsuccessfully ran for the Republican nomination in the 2018 Tennessee gubernatorial election.
The government of Tennessee is organized under the provisions of the 1870 Constitution of Tennessee, first adopted in 1796. As set forth by the state constitution, Tennessee's government is divided into three branches: executive, judicial, and legislative branches. The seat of the government in Tennessee is in its capital city of Nashville.
The Tennessee Language Center (TLC), formerly known as the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute (TFLI), is an agency of the University of Tennessee's Institute for Public Service. Originally created as an agency of the State of Tennessee in 1986, TLC provides language classes, language teacher training and certification, and interpretation and translation services.
The Tennessee Department of Agriculture is a Cabinet-level agency in the government of Tennessee. Founded in 1854, it is the oldest state agency in Tennessee. The present Commissioner, Dr. Charlie Hatcher, is the 38th incumbent.
Kevin S. Huffman is an American lawyer and education administrator who was the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Education. He was appointed to the position by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and served from April 2011 to January 2015. Prior to his work at the Tennessee Department of Education, Huffman held a senior management position in Teach for America and had worked as an attorney specializing in education.
The Tennessee State Tigers basketball team represents Tennessee State University (TSU) in Nashville, Tennessee, United States. The school's team currently competes in the NCAA Division I's Ohio Valley Conference. They play their home games at the Gentry Complex and are led by first-year head coach Brian "Penny" Collins.
Megan Christine Barry is an American businesswoman and politician, who served as the seventh mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from 2015 until March 6, 2018, when she resigned after pleading guilty to felony theft related to an extramarital affair with a city employee who had served as the head of her security detail. Barry is a member of the Democratic Party.
The 2020 United States Senate election in Tennessee was held on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Tennessee, concurrently with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections. Incumbent Republican Senator Lamar Alexander announced that he would not run for reelection on December 17, 2018. The former United States Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty won the open seat by a large margin against his Democratic opponent Marquita Bradshaw.
William Francis Hagerty IV is an American politician, diplomat, and businessman serving as the junior United States Senator from Tennessee, having succeeded Lamar Alexander following his victory in the 2020 election. A member of the Republican Party, Hagerty served as the 30th United States ambassador to Japan from 2017 to 2019.
John Williams Rose is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district since 2019. A Republican, he was commissioner of agriculture for Tennessee and president of Boson Software, LLC.
David H. Lillard Jr. is an American lawyer, politician and government official. A Republican, he serves as the state treasurer for the state of Tennessee.
William Byron Lee is an American businessman and politician serving as the 50th governor of Tennessee. Elected in 2018, Lee campaigned as a business-oriented member of the Republican Party. Before entering politics he held various positions at the Lee Company, an inherited family business; he was the company's president and CEO from 1992 to 2016.
John Bruce Saltsman was a former Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Transportation from 1995 to 2003. Before becoming Commissioner, he was a road construction company executive with McDowell-Saltsman Construction, Saltsman Construction, and Rodgers and Saltsman Construction.
Bob Freeman is a Democratic freshman member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing the 56th District, a part of Davidson County.
The COVID-19 pandemic was confirmed to have reached the U.S. state of Tennessee on March 5, 2020. As of January 5, 2021, there are 617,649 confirmed cases, 7,267 deaths, 539,207 recoveries, and 5,686,467 reported tests.
Jay Reedy is an American politician, farmer, and locksmith from the state of Tennessee. A Republican, Reedy has represented the 74th district of the Tennessee House of Representatives, covering Houston, Humphreys, and Montgomery Counties, since 2015.
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