Leadership

The Governor of Mississippi

As the 65th Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves is a conservative leader who has focused on the principles of guarding the taxpayers' dollars, improving educational opportunity, and growing new careers so that the state's best and brightest can stay and raise their families at home.
 
Tate is a strong supporter of public safety and Mississippians' Second Amendment Rights. He is proud to have the support of Mississippi's pro-life community as he fights for the rights of the unborn. 
 
In 2003, Tate was elected as the first Republican and youngest treasurer in the state's history. His business training in the banking sector made him the state's foremost advocate for balancing the state budget while minimizing state debt.
 
He was elected in 2011 and re-elected four years later as lieutenant governor, managing the state Senate. His conservative management helped fill the state's "rainy day fund" and reduce the overall debt burden. He fought for transparency in how agencies spend tax dollars and stronger reporting requirements on taxpayer-funded incentive programs.
 
His commitment to long-term growth that creates better careers led Tate to propose the largest tax cut in state history through the Taxpayer Pay Raise Act, which lowered the personal income tax and allowed more Mississippi employers to invest in jobs and better compete in the global marketplace.
 
Tate's upbringing in Florence's public schools made him driven to reform the education system to increase opportunity for all Mississippians. He worked to increase investment in the classroom and enacted reforms to save money, strengthen achievement and clearly communicate school performance.
 
Tate is past chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. He served as a member of the inaugural Hunt-Kean Leadership Fellows program focused on education issues. He also has been named a Legislator of the Year by the Mississippi Municipal League.
 
Tate is a Rankin County native and a graduate of Florence High School. He is an honors graduate of Millsaps College and holds a bachelor's degree in economics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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