RELEASE: Bill Lee Announces “Students for Bill”

RELEASE: Bill Lee Announces “Students for Bill”

Bill Lee Announces Students for Bill

Student activists from across the state support Lee in his campaign for governor.


FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee announced student leaders from across Tennessee have formed Students for Bill. The coalition, covering schools across the state, will serve as an essential component of Lee’s grassroots support and help spread Bill’s ideas within their campus communities.

Today’s announcement comes the same day that Lee will address the 14th Annual Tennessee College Republican State Convention.

“With this initial coalition of student activists from across our state, I’m so honored to see the continued grassroots support for this campaign and my vision for Tennessee,” said Lee. “These students make up a diverse group of leaders working to ensure our victory in November.”

To lead this coalition of over 100 student activists, Lee announced three Co-Chairs, representing each of the three Grand Divisions of the state.  The three Co-Chairs are:

  • Janey Green, University of Tennessee – East Tennessee
  • Trey Jones, Middle Tennessee State University – Middle Tennessee
  • Jonathan Pesce, University of Memphis – West Tennessee

“I’m honored to serve as Bill Lee’s West Tennessee Co-Chair,” said Jonathan Pesce. “Bill’s commitment to Shelby County and West Tennessee and to our students across the state show his dedication to our state’s universities and students.”

“I support Bill Lee because he is a businessman who puts others first. I know firsthand Bill’s commitment to our state, and that’s why I’m proud to be part of this grassroots team of student leaders working towards electing Bill as our next governor,” said Trey Jones.

“For some, running to be governor is just part of their political career. We don’t need a politician for governor; we need a businessman, a farmer, and a man of faith, working to improve the lives of Tennesseans. Bill Lee is that man, and that’s why I’m proud to support him as our next governor,” said Janey Green.


The list of Students for Bill campus chairs is below:

Austin Peay State University – Lillia Poveda

Belmont University – Hannah Brunson

Bryan College – Isaac Bohannon

East Tennessee State University – Daniel B Hamilton

Freed-Hardeman University – Sam Boyd

Lee University – Carena Casey

Lincoln Memorial University – Loni Albrecht

Lipscomb University – Laura-Valentine Lock

Middle Tennessee State University – Trey Jones

Milligan College – Tessa Stevenson

Rhodes College – Vincent Baumer

Roane State Community College – J. R. Russell

Tennessee Tech – Michael Stooksbury

Union University – Austen-Marie DeLoach

University of Memphis – Jonathan Pesce

University of Tennessee – Janey Green

University of Tennessee–Chattanooga – Karin Turnmine

University of Tennessee-Martin – Jordan Long

Vanderbilt University – Evan Glass

Volunteer State Community College – Andrew Langford



About Bill Lee

Bill Lee is chairman of Lee Company, a family-owned construction, facilities, and home services company with offices and operations throughout Middle Tennessee, Northern Alabama, and Southern Kentucky. Lee Company employs more than 1,200 people and has annual revenue in excess of $220 million.

In addition to his work with Lee Company, Bill is also active in Triple L Ranch, a fourth-generation family farm, which operates a 1,000-acre, 400-head Hereford cattle operation, providing natural beef to farmers markets and farm to table restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee.

More information is available about Bill and his campaign can be found at



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