By Alan Lange
as published in the June issue of Metro Business Chronicle

In 2003, Leslie McLemore, current Jackson City Councilman and Jackson State Political Science Professor, said of the State Treasurer’s race, “I don’t think it would be a contest if Gary Anderson were not black. Tate Reeves would not be taken as a serious candidate.” With three years of hindsight, it is pretty evident how wrong McLemore was.

One name that has been a crescendo in Mississippi politics since 2003 is Tate Reeves. As the youngest statewide elected official in Mississippi history, the unassuming Tate is a picture of control. He is certainly not brash or flashy. He is never seen “chasing the mic”.