Wilson & Lillard Rehired; Both Pledge ‘Work’

As expected, Republicans maintained their firm hold over state government today as Justin Wilson was reelected for a second term as the state’s comptroller, and David H. Lillard was also sworn in for a second time as Tennessee state treasurer.

Neither faced an opposing candidate in the joint session of the General Assembly.

“We have a lot of work to do,” Wilson said in his brief address to the joint session.

Wilson recently told TNReport that the overriding concern facing his office is ensuring government “integrity” in Tennessee.

“That is the principle issue, and the one we are most concerned about,” Wilson said.

Lillard focused on the economic crisis in his address, and said that his mission in the Treasury Department was to “work as hard as we possibly can to serve Tennesseans in these times that are trying for many of our citizens.”