Jason E. Mumpower was elected Tennessee’s 35th Comptroller of the Treasury on January 13, 2021. He is responsible for leading the Office of the Comptroller of the Treasury, which comprises 12 divisions and more than 560 employees, and ensuring the Office fulfills its mission to make government work better.
Prior to his service with the Comptroller’s Office, Comptroller Mumpower served in the Tennessee General Assembly as the State Representative for Sullivan and Johnson counties in the Tennessee General Assembly. He was first elected to office at age 23 and during his 14-year tenure, he held the positions of House Majority Leader and House Minority Leader. He joined the Comptroller’s Office in December 2010, serving as former Comptroller Justin P. Wilson’s Deputy Comptroller and Chief of Staff.
Comptroller Mumpower has received numerous awards and recognitions during his career, including being named Legislator of the Year on multiple occasions by several organizations. He is also a recipient of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ Guardian of Small Business Award and the Future Farmers of America’s Lifetime Alumni Award.
Comptroller Mumpower is a graduate of King University (née King College) with a B.A. in Economics and a minor in Political Science. Notably, in June 2013, he graduated from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program. Comptroller Mumpower is also a Rule 31 Listed General Civil Mediator.
Comptroller Mumpower is an Eagle Scout and is active in many community organizations and projects, including the Rotary Club of Bristol, TN/VA and the chambers of commerce in Kingsport, Bristol, and Johnson County, Tennessee. He currently serves as a member of King University's Board of Trustees.
Comptroller Mumpower resides in Bristol, Tennessee with his wife, Alicia, and son, Max.