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Gulf Coast Mayors Endorse Tate Reeves for Governor


Gulf Coast Mayors Endorse Tate Reeves for Governor

February 24, 2019

Gulfport — Today, during a press conference at Gulfport city hall, ten Gulf Coast mayors endorsed Lt. Governor Tate Reeves in his campaign for Governor. Reeves has earned tremendous support from local leaders, with more than 100 local elected officials signing on to support the campaign last week. The broad support from across the state signals strong enthusiasm for Tate Reeves’ campaign.

“For me, it’s very simple. You stand with your friends. Lt. Governor Tate Reeves has, over and over again, demonstrated that he is very sensitive to the challenges for our citizens, our cities, and of course our state. He’s been there,” said Mayor Fofo Gilich, Biloxi

“We’ve had a dedicated public servant at the state level, Tate Reeves, who has demonstrated not only his understanding of the needs of Mississippi but this Gulf Coast. Quite frankly, it doesn’t matter who else is in it: we’re backing Tate Reeves for governor of Mississippi,” said Mayor Billy Hewes, Gulfport, who previously faced Reeves in the 2011 Lieutenant Governor primary.

“We are so very fortunate here in Mississippi to have a beautiful coast,” said Lt. Governor Reeves. “I am humbled and honored to have earned the endorsement of these fine public servants representing the people of the Gulf Coast. I’ll always fight for those workers and families as Governor.”

Gulf Coast Mayoral Endorsements
Mayor Mike Farve, Bay St. Louis
Mayor Fofo Gilich, Biloxi
Mayor Tommy Schaffer, Diamondhead
Mayor Rusty Quave, D’Iberville
Mayor Phil Torjusen, Gautier
Mayor Billy Hewes, Gulfport
Mayor George Bass, Long Beach
Mayor Dane Maxwell, Pascagoula
Mayor Chipper McDermott, Pass Christian
Mayor Mike Smith, Waveland


Tate Reeves is a product of small-town Mississippi and a lifelong Mississippian. A strong conservative, Tate’s leadership in state government has focused on the principles of guarding the taxpayers’ dollars, improving educational opportunity, and growing new careers so that the state’s best and brightest can stay in our state.

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