Biloxi’s Gilich joins 38 Mayors in supporting Lt. Gov. Reeves Re-election

Jackson, MS – Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fofo” Gilich and Olive Branch Mayor Scott Phillips Jr. joined 38 Republican mayors across Mississippi today in endorsing Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ bid for re-election. Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes endorsed Reeves’ re-election in February.

“Tate understands the support Mississippi cities need to thrive,” said Olive Branch Mayor Scott Phillips, Jr. “I appreciate his efforts to support development and strengthen our workforce to make our communities successful.”

Lt. Gov. Reeves has worked to block burdensome regulations that hinder the growth of local towns.

Among those supporting Lt. Gov. Reeves is the newly elected mayor of Biloxi, Andrew “Fofo” Gilich.
“Tate and I quickly developed a relationship after my election,” Gilich said. “He shares my vision for Biloxi and the Mississippi Coast, and we need his support in the Legislature if we’re going to accelerate economic development across our area. I look forward to working closely with him on our Legislative agenda for years to come.”

Lt. Gov. Reeves has supported local programs to support local tourism and economic development plus infrastructure maintenance.

“I am honored to have the support of Republican mayors who recognize the importance of conservative fiscal policies that keep taxes low and encourage private investment in Mississippi towns,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the insight they share on ways to keep our economy growing.”

Mayors endorsing Lt. Gov. Reeves ahead of the Aug. 4 primary include:

Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fofo” Gilich Brandon Mayor Butch Lee Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox
Byram Mayor Richard White Clinton Mayor Phil Fisher Corinth Mayor Tommy Erwin
Crystal Springs Mayor Sally Garland D’Lo Mayor John Henry Berry Diamondhead Mayor Tommy Schafer
Enterprise Mayor Larry Murray Farmington Mayor Dale Fortenberry Flora Mayor Les Childress
Florence Mayor Pam Clark Flowood Mayor Gary Rhoads Gautier Mayor Gordon Gollot
Grenada Mayor Billy Collins Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson
Horn Lake Mayor Allen Latimer Long Beach Mayor William Skellie McComb Mayor Whitney Rawlings
Olive Branch Mayor Scott Phillips, Jr. Pachuta Mayor Phil Fuller Pass Christian Mayor Chipper McDermott
Pearl Mayor Brad Rogers Pelahatchie Mayor Knox Ross, Jr. Picayune Mayor Ed Pinero
Poplarville Mayor Brad Necaise Puckett Mayor Ross Espiritu Quitman Mayor Eddie Fulton
Richland Mayor Mark Scarborough Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee Saltillo Mayor Rex Smith
Schlater Mayor Jason Colquett Seminary Mayor Billy Karolyi Vardaman Mayor James Marshall Casey
Wesson Mayor Alton Shaw Winona Mayor Jerry Flowers

Tate Reeves Press Release
7/15/15