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Maria Bush

Open Records Counsel
Division of Administration

Maria Bush is Open Records Counsel in the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office of Open Records Counsel. Maria provides guidance and advice to Tennessee citizens and public officials regarding Tennessee’s open meetings and public records laws. Additionally, she promotes awareness of Tennessee’s public records and open meeting laws, issues advisory opinions, and mediates open records disputes.

Maria joined the Comptroller’s Office in 2022 after serving as Associate General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. Prior to her career in state government, Maria worked as a law clerk for Taylor, Pigue, Marchetti, & Blair.

Maria is a graduate of Aquinas College in Nashville where she received a Bachelor of Business Administration. She received her law degree from Belmont University’s College of Law.

Maria lives in West Nashville with her husband, Kyle, and sister, Mary Margaret. In her spare time, Maria enjoys cooking for her friends and family, traveling with her husband, working out, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.