Reeves’ 2011 primary opponent offers support in 2015 election
Gulfport, MS – Today former candidate for Lt. Governor and current Mayor of Mississippi's second largest city, Gulfport's Billy Hewes, announced his support for the 2015 re-election of Lt. Governor Tate Reeves. Mayor Hewes offered the following statement:
“Over the last four years, Lt. Governor Reeves has produced a conservative record for which we can all be proud. Tate has been a leader on many of the things I fought for while in the Senate: he has balanced our state’s budget, made our state a safer place for our children, enacted improvements to our public school system and reduced Mississippi’s debt burden. While we were opponents in 2011, I am proud to stand alongside him today as an ally as we fight for a better Mississippi. I am happy to publicly endorse Tate Reeves’ re-election campaign to the office of Lt. Governor.”
Thanking Mayor Hewes for his support, Reeves declared, “There aren't many people in our state that better understand the importance of having strong conservative leadership in the State Senate as does Mayor Hewes. Having represented the Coast in the Senate for many years and rising to the position of President Pro Tem, he recognizes what strong conservative leadership looks like. Billy has dedicated much of his life to serving his state and his community and I am honored to have his support for re-election."
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