Hewes says he’s ready for lt. governor’s post

Billy Hewes insists his life experience and leadership in the Mississippi Senate make him the voters’ better choice for lieutenant governor.

“People can have confidence in me to make sure things get done,” the Gulfport native said Wednesday during a Daily Journal editorial board interview.

Hewes faces state Treasurer Tate Reeves in the Aug. 2 Republican primary. With no Democrats in the race, its winner will be one heartbeat away from the governor’s office.