The Forrest-Lamar republican women held their monthly luncheon Tuesday afternoon.
Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves was the guest speaker. The Lieutenant Governor ate lunch with the group before speaking about key topics.
Reeves began his speech by congratulating 18-year-old Tyler Wood on running a successful campaign in Forrest County. “I just want to congratulate you on having the courage to run” said Reeves speaking to Wood. “A lot of people can sit in the back and complain, but very few have the courage to put their name on the ballot” added Reeves.
The topic then switched to the 2016 Presidential election. Reeves spoke to WDAM before giving his speech. “The American people said very loudly that they were tired of the failed liberal policies of the Obama administration” said Reeves.
“They’re tired of the corruption by the Clinton's, and they really want to see change in Washington D.C. and they want to make America great again, and that’s what Donald Trump has promised” added Reeves.
Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith of Brookhaven was recently named as Co-Chairman of the Agriculture Advisory Committee for President Elect Donald Trump. Reeves said it was “good to have leaders in Mississippi being listened to”.
The 2017 Mississippi legislative session begins January 3rd and Lt. Gov. Reeves said he’s looking forward to his second session in his second term.
“We’re going to continue to do what we’ve been doing in terms of making Mississippi the most attractive place to invest capital and create jobs. We’re focused on job creation and bringing better and higher paying jobs to our state” said Reeves.
Education was a key part of the governor speech, he said he wants to “focus on the districts that received D’s and F’s because they’re not performing.”
“Our goal is to get more money in the classroom and less money in the district office” said Reeves.
The Lieutenant Governor was asked about the possibility of Gov. Phil Bryant joining President-Elect Donald Trump in Washington D.C.
“The Governor is doing a fantastic job being Governor of our state and I don’t know what his future plans are. I hope he stays as Governor for the next three years but if he chooses to go work for the American people and that’s something President-elect Donald Trump wants, then I’ll support him 100 percent of the way” said Reeves.