LT. GOV. REEVES TO LEAD GOP LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
Republican lieutenant governors today elected Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves chairman of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. Reeves will shape policy and guide the organization through the significant 2014 election cycle.
“Shaping strong, conservative policies to move states forward is an essential role of lieutenant governors, and I look forward to helping elect more leaders into office,” Lt. Gov. Reeves said. “I appreciate the support and confidence of my fellow Republican lieutenant governors who are working hard to create jobs for their constituents and control wasteful spending.”
There are 30 lieutenant governor seats up for election in 2014. The RLGA currently claims 30 of the 45 Lieutenant Governor offices nationwide, a record number for the organization.
Today Republican State Leadership Committee chairman, Ed Gillespie, on behalf of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA), commented on Lt. Gov. Reeves as the 2014 RLGA chairman.
“Republicans should look to the states for strong examples of leaders who talk about what they are for and who have a track record of getting things done – leaders like Tate Reeves,” said Gillespie. “Lieutenant Governor Reeves will be an exceptional Chairman to guide the RLGA as we support Republican lieutenant governors who turn deficits into surpluses, increase job opportunities and innovate within their states.”
The RLGA is the only national organization whose mission is to elect Republican lieutenant governors. The RLGA provides lieutenant governors and candidates with financial support and assists in message development. More than any other statewide office, lieutenant governors later serve as Governors. Lieutenant governors also regularly become U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives. The RLGA currently claims 30 of the 45 lieutenant governor offices nationwide, a record number for the organization. Republicans hold 15 of the 19 independently-elected positions and 15 of the 26 team-elected/appointed seats.
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