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About Governor Tate Reeves
About Governor Tate Reeves

As the 65th Governor of Mississippi, Tate Reeves continues to build on his strong record as a conservative leader who fights to guard taxpayers’ dollars, improve educational opportunity, and grow new careers so that our state’s best and brightest can raise their families and thrive here at home.

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Quick Response
Quick Response

While Mississippi has been hit hard with one historic natural disaster after another, our state’s response team has quickly jumped into action every time to save lives and livelihoods across our state.

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For All Mississippi

It was my greatest honor to be sworn in as Mississippi’s 65th Governor on January 14, 2020.

Standing before all of Mississippi, I promised that this administration would be an administration for all Mississippi. That I would defend the loving culture that underpins our quality of life and work to grow an economy that lifts all of our families. I am determined to honor that promise.

I am asking today for you to join me in that mission. We must care about each other enough to overcome our differences. We must be faithful to each other enough to outlast our shortcomings. And we must be committed to each other enough to raise our expectations.

When I took that first oath of office as State Treasurer in 2003, I did not know how long my service would last. All I knew is that you, the people of Mississippi, had demonstrated a faith in me that I might never be able to meet.

I have never underestimated your trust. I have never forgotten the oath to pursue service with the help of our God. And I will wake up every day working to bring us together to make our state be all it can be. Work that will be done by all of Mississippi.

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Key Initiatives: Education

Education

For the past decade, Governor Reeves has fought to improve Mississippi’s education system. As a result, Mississippi has been a shining example in recent years that smart, conservative policies work in education.

Key Initiatives: Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Public Safety and Criminal Justice

Public safety is essential for a society to thrive and prosper, which is why Governor Reeves has made the safety of Mississippians and criminal justice reform top priorities throughout his time serving our state.

Key Initiatives: Healthcare

Healthcare

States across the country are looking to Mississippi and trying to replicate our success in implementing innovative telehealth technology. 

Key Initiatives: Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The bedrock of a successful economy is a skilled workforce that can adapt to evolving industry trends and attract new businesses.

Key Initiatives: Economic Growth

Economic Growth

A strong economy is a core foundation of a healthy society. Since first taking public office in 2004, Governor Reeves has worked tirelessly to craft sensible policies that will grow Mississippi’s economy and improve the quality of life for all Mississippians.

News From Governor Reeves

Mississippi Sets Historic New Records for Employment

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi set multiple new records in May for employment numbers in the state. First, total non-farm employment reached a record high with 1,191,300 jobs.

Mississippi Deploying $70.9 Million for 24 Broadband Infrastructure Projects in 19 Counties

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that the Office of Broadband Expansion and Accessibility of Mississippi (BEAM) recently approved 24 broadband infrastructure projects to be funded by the Capital Projects Fund (CPF). BEAM anticipates additional CPF projects to be approved on a rolling basis throughout the summer.

Mississippi Metropolitan Areas Hold Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Nation

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that multiple metropolitan areas in Mississippi now held the lowest not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in the entire nation. The data comes from a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Mississippi’s RESTORE Act State Expenditure Plan Amended and Approved

Governor Tate Reeves today announced that Mississippi’s State Expenditure Plan totaling $181 million has been amended and approved by the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration (RESTORE) Council. The plan and projects are funded through the RESTORE Act and were initially approved by Governor Reeves prior to the RESTORE Council's consideration.

Governor Reeves Statement on Mississippi’s Record High Education Ranking

Governor Tate Reeves today released the following statement on Mississippi reaching an all-time high ranking in the latest Kids Count national report.

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Thanks to all the service members and law enforcement officers who are working to keep us safe today.
 
Enjoy your 4th, Mississippi!
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Congratulations to Pass Christian’s Cory McGee on making it to the final heat of the Olympic Trial in the Women’s 1500!

You represented Mississippi well!
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Happy 101st birthday to Mississippi resident June Blanchard!

When asked the secret to her long life by WLOX, she pointed to God and said, “Keep him first.”

Wise words for all to live by!
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The Biden Administration tried to make it easier to do “trans surgery” on kids because they`re afraid of "political opposition” from their political base - the radical left.

I can promise you this - we’ll never put politics ahead of your child`s safety in our state.

These experimental procedures will remain banned in Mississippi!
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First Lady Elee Reeves

First Lady of Mississippi, Elee Williams Reeves, grew up in Tylertown where her parents emphasized the importance of education and giving back to the community.

After graduating from McComb High School, she pursued her degree at Millsaps College in Jackson, graduating with honors. Elee also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Millsaps College.

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