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|32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi|
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Phil Bryant|
|33rd Treasurer of Mississippi|
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
|Preceded by||Peyton Prospere|
|Succeeded by||Lynn Fitch|
Jonathon Tate Reeves
June 5, 1974
Florence, Mississippi, U.S.
|Education||Millsaps College (BA)|
Jonathon Tate Reeves (born June 5, 1974), known professionally as Tate Reeves, is an American politician who is the 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, serving since 2012. A member of the Republican Party, he was previously Mississippi State Treasurer. At the age of 29, he was the youngest state treasurer in the nation when elected in 2003 and the first Republican to ever hold the office in Mississippi. He is a candidate for Governor of Mississippi in the 2019 election.
A native of Rankin County, Mississippi, Reeves graduated in 1992 from Florence High School in Florence. He is an honors graduate of Millsaps College in Jackson, at which he earned a bachelor's degree in economics. While at Millsaps, he played one year as a point guard for the Millsaps Majors basketball team and was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Reeves has continued to be an active alumnus and remains involved with Millsaps by serving as a member of the investment policy board for the General Louis Wilson Fund and a member the Advisory Committee of the Else School of Management.
After Millsaps, Reeves pursued a career in banking and finance in Jackson, where he became assistant vice president for AmSouth, formerly the Deposit Guaranty National Bank, and served as a senior investment analyst. In 2000, Reeves became an investment officer for Trustmark National Bank in Jackson.
Reeves holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Mississippi and the CFA Institute, an investment industry organization. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Mississippi Society of Financial Analysts Award.
2003 State treasurer campaign
Reeves entered the 2003 GOP primary election and faced former transportation commissioner Wayne Burkes of Brandon and State Representative Andrew Ketchings of Natchez. Reeves ran strongly in GOP strongholds, including Lamar, DeSoto, and Rankin counties.. In the three-candidate primary, Reeves led with 49 percent of the vote, and routed Burkes in the primary run-off.
2007 Treasurer election
Unopposed in the GOP primary, Reeves' only Democratic opposition in the 2007 general election was perennial candidate Shawn O'Hara. Reeves won re-election with 61 percent of the vote.
As treasurer, Reeves served as president of the National Association of State Treasurers for 2006–2007. He serves as a member and former chairman of the Long Range Planning Committee and is a member of the Federal Legislative Committee. He was previously a member of the NAST Executive Committee. Reeves represents the State of Mississippi as a member of the Executive Board of the College Savings Plans Network. He serves on the board of trustees for the Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi, and is the chairman of the board of directors of College Savings Plans of Mississippi and the Mississippi Health Care Trust Fund.
In 2007, Reeves was named as one of 42 national "Rising Star(s) in the Republican Party" by Rising Tide magazine – the publication of the Republican National Committee. In 2008, Reeves was elected president of the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association. In December 2008, he was selected by the Aspen Institute's Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership as one of their "Top Young Elected Officials" to its Fourth Class of Aspen-Rodel Fellows. Reeves was recognized by his NAST peers as the recipient of the Jesse M. Unruh Award which recognized his outstanding service to the association, the profession, and to his state.
2011 Lieutenant governor campaign
In February 2011, Reeves officially launched a campaign for lieutenant governor and held a fundraising lead over his primary opponent, Mississippi State Senate President Pro Tempore Billy Hewes of Gulfport. A May 2011 poll of likely Republican voters showed Reeves with a 51–18 percent advantage over Hewes. On August 2, 2011, Reeves defeated Billy Hewes. On November 8, he was elected 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi to succeed Phil Bryant, who was elected to his first term as governor.
Reeves won reelection as lieutenant governor on November 3, 2015, having defeated three opponents, including state Senator Timothy L. Johnson, a Republican-turned-Democrat. Newspaper reporting on the misuse of statewide public official's campaign funds indicate that Reeves did not misuse these funds. Non-election year expenses were directed toward campaign-related items such as computer databases or political travel.
2019 Governor candidacy
|Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election, 2003|
|Mississippi Treasurer Republican Primary Election Runoff, 2003|
|Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2003|
|Mississippi Treasurer Election, 2007|
|Republican||Tate Reeves (inc.)||436,833||60.53|
|Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary Election, 2011|
|Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Election, 2011|
|Reform||Tracella Lou O'Hara||157,547||19.65|
|Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Republican Primary Election, 2015|
|Republican||Tate Reeves (inc.)||225,192||82.50|
|Republican||Alisha Nelson McElhenney||47,760||17.50|
|Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Election, 2015|
|Republican||Tate Reeves (inc.)||429,990||60.45|
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