Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves announced his campaign for Lieutenant Governor today at The University of Southern Mississippi's Thad Cochran Center.
Today marks the second day of his three day tour across the state. Reeves has been state treasurer since 2003 alongside governor Haley Barbour. Reeves kicked off his announcement speech with a quote from the late Ronald Reagan, saying, "While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. And it's those beliefs why I am seeking the Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor for the state of Mississippi."
Reeves continued on to discussing his main concerns being the current job market. He said, "Our primary focus is going to be on job creation, bringing better and higher paying jobs to our state. Improving our state's economy. You've got to do that through a number of ways, one, which is a focus on education."
His background in finance and economics is something he believes Mississippians want from a Lieutenant Governor. He said, "I think as Mississippians look to see what they want in a Lieutenant Governor, they want someone who has a proven record of being a fiscal conservative, someone who has a background in the private sector, who understands economics and finance, and can bring that experience to the legislative branch of government."
His tour continues through Wednesday, when he will visit Laurel and Magee.