Tate Reeves

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Tate Reeves
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65th Governor of Mississippi
Assumed office
January 14, 2020
LieutenantDelbert Hosemann
Preceded byPhil Bryant
32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi
In office
January 10, 2012 – January 14, 2020
GovernorPhil Bryant
Preceded byPhil Bryant
Succeeded byDelbert Hosemann
33rd Treasurer of Mississippi
In office
January 13, 2004 – January 10, 2012
GovernorHaley Barbour
Preceded byPeyton Prospere
Succeeded byLynn Fitch
Personal details
Born
Jonathon Tate Reeves

(1974-06-05) June 5, 1974 (age 45)
Florence, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Elee Williams
EducationMillsaps College (BA)

Jonathon Tate Reeves (born June 5, 1974), known as Tate Reeves, is an American Republican politician. Reeves is the 65th Governor of Mississippi since January 2020. He served as the 32nd 32nd Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi from 2012 to 2020.

Reeves was earlier elected as Mississippi’s 33rd state treasurer on November 4, 2003 and re-elected to a second term in 2007. He is the first Republican to have been state treasurer in Mississippi history.[1]

After Senator Thad Cochran resigned in March 2018, news spread that Governor Phil Bryant would make Reeves Cochran's replacement.[2] Cindy Hyde-Smith was selected as Cochran's replacement on March 21, 2018.

He was a candidate for Governor of Mississippi in the 2019 election. He beat Jim Hood in the general election, winning 52% of the vote.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mississippi Treasurer Tate Reeves". Archived from the original on January 11, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2011.
  2. "Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran to resign". NBC News. March 5, 2018. Retrieved March 5, 2018.
  3. Collins, Sean (2019-11-05). "Republican Tate Reeves wins a surprisingly close race, becoming Mississippi's next governor". Vox. Retrieved 2019-11-06.