Justin Wilson

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Justin Wilson
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Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Incumbent
In office
January 15, 2009 - Present
Term ends
2013
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$187,452
Elections and appointments
First electedJanuary 15, 2009
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University (1967)
Master'sKennedy-Western University (1995)
J.D.Vanderbilt University School of Law (1970)
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 4, 1945
Place of birthOakland, California
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Justin Wilson (b. January 4, 1945) is the 34th and current Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury. Wilson, a Republican, was first elected in 2009. In Tennessee the Comptroller is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly for a two year term. He was re-elected for a second term in January 2011.[1]

Biography

Before his election, Wilson was an attorney and partner of Waller Landsen Dortch and Davis. He previously served as the commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and as deputy to the governor for policy.[2]

Education

  • BA, Stanford University, 1967
  • LLM, New York University
  • JD, Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1970[2]

Political career

Comptroller of the Treasury (2009-Present)

Wilson was first elected in 2009. In Tennessee the Comptroller is elected by the Tennessee General Assembly for a two year term. He was re-elected for a second term in January 2011.[3]

Audit report

In January 2014, an audit report issued by Wilson and the office of the Tennessee Comptroller highlighted that the Chuckey Utility District of two Tennessee counties lost receipts of important contacts, gave unauthorized bonuses to the officials overseeing the operation, and wasting time and resources on issues irrelevant to the work of the district. The specifics of the report outlined how the district’s manager gave holiday and longevity bonuses to a former manager, hosted a retirement party for a retiring manager totaling $7,600, purchased computers on a District credit card, and paid bonuses to a former manager that were not approved by the Board of Commissioners.[4]

Elections/Appointments

2011

In January 2011, Wilson was re-elected as Tennessee Comptroller by the Tennessee General Assembly.

2009

On January 15, 2009, Wilson was elected as the 34th Tennessee Comptroller by the Tennessee General Assembly.[5]

Personal

Wilson is married and has four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John G. Morgan
Tennessee Comptroller
2009-present
Succeeded by
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