Mississippi leaders took to social media in the lead up to Super Bowl LV to recognize Pascagoula native Sarah Thomas, the first female to officiate in the big game.
Here is what they were saying:
Governor Tate Reeves
Sarah Thomas, a Pascagoula native who lives in MS, will be the first female to referee a Super Bowl! Make no mistake—she was selected cause she’s the best. Her selection demonstrates that Mississippi and a generation of girls can accomplish anything!
You make us so proud, Sarah! pic.twitter.com/fugt4kh5G1
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) February 7, 2021
Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann
— Delbert Hosemann (@DelbertHosemann) February 7, 2021
Attorney General Lynn Fitch
This #SuperBowl, there is more to celebrate than just the game. Join me in congratulating Mississippi’s own, Sarah Thomas, as she becomes the first woman EVER to officiate a Super Bowl game. Way to go, Sarah! pic.twitter.com/fvGq5pnJ1b
— Lynn Fitch (@LynnFitchAG) February 7, 2021
Senator Roger Wicker
Mississippi native Sarah Thomas of Pascagoula will make history as the first woman to officiate in a Super Bowl.
A trailblazer all her life, Sarah is making Mississippi very proud!https://t.co/6xBDzGO7mG
— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) February 6, 2021
Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith
— U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (@SenHydeSmith) February 7, 2021
Congressman Steven Palazzo
We are so proud of this Mississippi girl! On Sunday, Sarah Thomas of Pascagoula will make history as the first female to officiate the Super Bowl. Congrats on this historic achievement. We look forward to seeing Mississippi represented in prime time!
— Cong. Steven Palazzo (@CongPalazzo) February 5, 2021
Congressman Michael Guest
First Lady Jill Biden and Tennessee Senator Marsha Blackburn, a fellow Mississippi native, also recognized Thomas’ milestone.
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) February 7, 2021
Senator Marsha Blackburn
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) February 8, 2021