Tate Reeves Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career

Tate Reeves is us governor of Mississippi since 2020 know all about Tate Reeves Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career.

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Tate Reeves Net Worth, Family, wife, Education, Children, Age, Biography, Political Career
Tate Reeves

Tate Reeves Biography

Quick Facts

Name Tate Reeves
Category Governor
Birthday 1974-06-05
Spouse Elee Williams ‚Äč(m. 2001)
Education Millsaps College (BA)
Country / Nationality United States
State / Province Mississippi
Party Republican
Net Worth $ 1 to 5 Million

Jonathon Tate Reeves is an American politician from Mississippi. A Republican, he has been governor of Mississippi since 2020. Reeves was previously state treasurer (2004–2012) and lieutenant governor (2012–2020).

Reeves graduated from Florence High School in Florence. He then graduated from Millsaps College in Jackson with a degree in economics. He played college basketball for two years before injuring his shoulder.

At Millsaps College, Reeves was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, a fraternity known for racist activities, including using racial epithets and hosting Confederate-themed dances. He became embroiled in controversy in 2019, when yearbook photos surfaced showing fraternity members in blackface and Confederate uniforms, but it is unclear whether Reeves was involved.

Tate Reeves Net Worth

Tate Reeves Net Worth is $ 1 to 5 Million in 2022.

Tate Reeves Family, Parents

A native of Rankin County, Mississippi. Reeves is the eldest son of Terry Reeves and Dianne Peeples. Reevess father founded a heating and air conditioning company in 1975 that became a multi-million-dollar business.

Tate Reeves Wife, Children

Reeves is Married Elee Williams in 2001 and has Three Daughters.

Tate Reeves Career and Achievement

After graduating from college in 1996, Reeves became a Chartered Financial Analyst. He worked at Park South Corporation, a subsidiary of the Deposit Guaranty National Bank, which eventually merged into AmSouth. In 2000, Reeves moved to Trustmark National Bank, where he was a financial portfolio manager until 2003, when he resigned to run for state treasurer.

Political Career

Mississippi State Treasurer (2004–2012)

Reeves sought the post of Mississippi state treasurer in the 2003 election; it was an open seat, as Democratic incumbent Marshall G. Bennett was retiring. In the 2003 Republican primary election, Reeves faced former Central District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Burkes of Brandon and State Representative Andrew Ketchings of Natchez. In the Republican primary election, Reeves led with 49% of the vote, with Burkes in second place. Because no candidate achieved a majority, Reeves and Burkes had a runoff election; Reeves defeated Burkes in the runoff, which had low turnout.

In the general election, Reeves defeated Democratic nominee Gary Anderson, the state director of finance and administration, 52% to 46%. Anderson has substantially more experience than Reeves, but Reevess campaign raised and spent substantially more money. Observers also cited racial prejudice (Anderson is African American) as another factor that may have contributed to Andersons loss. Reevess father contributed $115,000 to his campaign, about one-fifth of its fundraising total.

Reevess election made him the first Republican to hold the position of Mississippi state treasurer, as well as the youngest statewide elected official in the modern history of the state.

In 2007, Reeves won reelection with about 60% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Shawn OHara.

Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi (2012–2020)

In February 2011, Reeves entered the race for lieutenant governor. In the August Republican primary, he defeated Mississippi State Senate president pro tempore Billy Hewes of Gulfport, 123,389 votes to 162,857. In the November general election, he was elected lieutenant governor, succeeding Phil Bryant, who was elected to his first term as governor. Reeves ran without Democratic opposition; he received 80.35% of the vote; Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou OHara Hill received 19.65%.

As lieutenant governor, Reeves was president of the state Senate, and he used his position to prevent Medicaid expansion from receiving a floor vote and to block an increase in the gas tax to fund repairs to roads and to Mississippis many structurally deficient bridges.

Reeves won reelection as lieutenant governor on November 3, 2015, defeating three opponents, including state Senator Timothy L. Johnson, a Republican-turned-Democrat.

Governor of Mississippi (2020–Present)

2019 Election

Reeves ran for governor of Mississippi in the 2019 election. He was the favorite to win the nomination. He enjoyed substantial name recognition from his 16 years in statewide office, and had a significant fundraising advantage over his rivals for the Republican nomination, former state Supreme Court Justice Bill Waller Jr. and Robert Foster, a first-term member of the state House.

During the primary race, three former state Republican party chairs endorsed Waller (who was viewed as more pragmatist), while outgoing governor Phil Bryant, former governor Haley Barbour, and Chris McDaniel endorsed Reeves (who was viewed as more conservative). Reeves strongly opposed Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, which he disparaged as the "Obamacare expansion." This position contrasted with that of Waller and Foster, who supported a version of Medicaid expansion to benefit Mississippis rural hospitals, almost half of which were close to bankruptcy before the COVID-19 pandemic. Reeves also opposed increasing the gas tax to fund road and bridge repairs, while Waller supported it. Reeves said that "radical liberals" were attacking "Mississippis culture and Mississippis values."

In the Republican primary, Reeves and Waller finished in first and second place, respectively. Because no candidate won a majority of the total vote, Reeves and Waller proceeded to a runoff election. Reeves won the nomination in the runoff.

Reeves defeated the Democratic nominee, state Attorney General Jim Hood, in the November general election. Republicans won all eight statewide offices in 2019, a first in Mississippi history. The election was Mississippis first competitive election for governor since 2003. Reeves received 459,396 votes to Hoods 414,368. He took office on January 14, 2020.

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