While the story to this point has been how tight-lipped Tate Reeves and Philip Gunn are being regarding their picks for chairmanships, a few selections have been made, while plenty speculation has certainly occurred. Of course Gunn still has to be voted on as Speaker of the House, and there is no reason to think that won’t happen. But he, along with Reeves, who still has to be inaugurated before he takes over, have both been pretty quiet.
We do know who Gunn wants to be his number two man. He has tapped Greg Snowden to serve as the pro tempore. With Billy McCoy as Speaker, this position was last held by J.P. Compretta who retired rather than run for re-election. Compretta had been around forever, dating back to 1976, while Snowden is set to begin his fourth term. The Meridian native first won election in 1999 defeating incumbent Democrat Norma Bourdeaux. His closest election occurred this past November when he defeated Democrat Gary Houston by about eight points in a three-way race.
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