Tate Reeves (R) is the 65th Governor of Mississippi who also served as the lieutenant governor of Mississippi and as the Mississippi State Treasurer.
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January 14, 2020 - Present
Jonathon Tate Reeves is Born
Reeves is the eldest son of Terry Reeves and Dianne Peeples.
Reeves graduates college
After high school, Reeves attends Millsaps College, where he pursued a degree in economics and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity.
Reeves gets married
Tate Reeves and Elee Williams get married; the two then go on to have three daughters.
Reeves is involved in a racist controversy
Fraternity photos from his time at Millsaps College surfaced showing fraternity members in blackface and Confederate uniforms, however, it is unclear if Reeves was personally involved.
Elected State Treasurer
After a runoff primary, Reeves is elected state treasurer, becoming the youngest statewide elected official in the state’s history.
Reelected State Treasurer
Reeves is elected to a second term as State Treasurer, winning around 60% of the vote.
Elected Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
Winning over 80% of the vote, and without a Democrat opponent, Reeves is elected lieutenant governor.
Becomes Governor of Mississippi
Touting the support of then-President Donald Trump, Reeves is elected Governor of Mississippi.
Position on Key Issues
Reeves has been in staunch opposition to raising taxes. During his time as lieutenant governor and president of the Mississippi Senate, Reeves opposed raising the gas tax and as governor has pushed to eliminate the state’s personal income tax.
Following the lead of Donald Trump, Reeves has favored a “Patriotic Education Fund” and has supported bonuses for high-performing teachers and improving schools.
Governor Reeves is committed to improving Mississippi’s public safety, making it a top priority of his tenure. He has therefore supported reforms that improve benefits for law enforcement officers and advocated for protecting the Second Amendment rights.