Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves was sworn into office in January 2012.
Previously, Reeves was elected as Mississippi’s 53rd Treasurer in 2003 and re-elected to a second term four years later with 61 percent of the vote, the highest percentage of any candidate was running for statewide office. He was the first Republican treasurer in the state’s history. Tate is a Rankin County native and a graduate of Florence High School. He is an honors graduate of Millsaps College and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics. While at Millsaps, he played point guard for the Millsaps Majors basketball team.
Tate and his wife Elee Williams Reeves, a Tylertown native, are the proud parents of their two daughters, Sarah Tyler and Elizabeth Magee. The Reeves family attends Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church, where Elee and Tate co-chaired a past Capital Campaign. They have been very committed to many civic and charitable organizations in Mississippi – including the Mississippi Society of Disabilities, UMC Children’s Cancer Clinic, UMC MIND Center, Mississippi Museum of Art, Mississippi Children’s Museum, Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi, Boys & Girls Club of Mississippi, YMCA, United Way, Stewpot Ministries and the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.