Family ties – Spouses of Mississippi politicians serve alongside

Whether they’re out branding cattle, investing other people’s money or baking cookies for Bible study, the significant others of our state’s officials have at least one thing in common — they support their spouses 100 percent.

And their spouses, in turn, are grateful for it.

“I would never have seen the success I’ve had in politics without Elee’s support,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said of his wife of 11 years. “She keeps me grounded and focused on why I entered public service.

“Serving in public office can be hard on families of candidates, but I am proud of how she’s balanced raising our girls, managing her career and supporting my efforts. I couldn’t do any of this without her.”

Sun Herald
2/16/13