Press Release from the Tennessee Republican Party, May 18, 2011:
The 35th Annual Tennessee Republican Party Statesmen’s Dinner will be held on Friday, July 15th at the Nashville Convention Center. Headlining this year’s event is Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
“Governor Daniels has been a true leader in his state and nationally. He is a serious voice in getting our country’s fiscal and economic house in order and we welcome him to Tennessee,” said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney.
Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. was elected as the 49th Governor of the State of Indiana in 2004, in his first bid for any elected office. During his first term, Governor Daniels spearheaded a host of reforms aimed at improving the performance of state government. These changes and a strong emphasis on performance measurement have led to many state agencies, including the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Department of Child Services, and Department of Correction, winning national awards.
Governor Daniels was re-elected in 2008 to a second and final term, receiving more votes than any candidate for any public office in the state’s history.
Daniels earned a bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 1971 and his law degree from Georgetown University in 1979.
Governor Daniels and his wife Cheri have four daughters: Meagan, Melissa, Meredith and Maggie.
Tickets to the Statesmen’s Dinner can be purchased online beginning Thursday at www.tngop.org.