Franklin businessman Bill Lee kicks off campaign for governor

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin businessman Bill Lee officially kicked off his campaign for governor on Monday.

Lee is a Tennessee native and is the chairman of the Lee Company, which was founded by his grandfather, and includes plumbing, electrical and H-VAC services.

“My personal experiences in jobs in regards to my company and our workforce and education, which I spoke to and public safety, those are the things we just traveled the state this year, and those are the three things that matter to any Tennessean and every Tennessean regardless of where they live,” he said.

The 57-year-old candidate said he plans to go on an RV tour of the Volunteer State and visit all 95 counties in 95 days.

“I have spent most of my life waking up in the morning thinking about how I can make life better for my employees, and one day, I had a sense, ‘What if it were my job to wake up in the morning and make life better for six-and-a-half million people in Tennessee?’”

He continued, “That was compelling to me and drove me to explore this option for me – given my passions and experiences – that’s why I’m running for governor.”

Lee joins Republican Randy Boyd and Democrat Karl Dean in the race for governor.

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