Newsmaker of the week: Reeves poised to become youthful power in Miss. Legislature

Tate Reeves is on his way to being one of the youngest to hold one of the most powerful positions in Mississippi politics.

Reeves, 36, is all but guaranteed to be the next lieutenant governor.

He may face a Reform Party candidate, but with no Democrat in the race, Reeves overcame his biggest hurdle Tuesday when he defeated GOP rival Billy Hewes, a state senator from Gulfport.

“I ran for this job for one reason – and that is to be a serious policy maker who will work well with all sides, seeking to bring people together to lead our state to a better, more prosperous future,” Reeves, a Flowood resident, said.

Clarion Ledger
8/6/11