AFP Action Congratulates Governor-Elect Tate Reeves

Press Release

JACKSON, MS—Americans for Prosperity Action tonight congratulates Mississippi’s newly elected Governor, Tate Reeves. AFP Action applauds its grassroots activists for their tireless efforts that helped spread the positive message of Governor-Elect Reeves’ candidacy. Reeves earned AFP Action’s endorsement due to his principled support for fiscally responsible policies that allow Mississippians to keep more of their hard-earned paychecks, expand educational freedom, and provide second chances for those looking to rebuild their lives.

 

AFP Action Senior Advisor Trey Dellinger issued the following statement:

 

“Governor-Elect Tate Reeves’ message of breaking down barriers for all Mississippians—whether it be through fighting for lower taxes, rebuffing special interests, or increasing educational opportunities for every child— clearly resonated. Tate Reeves’ resolve for improving the lives of all Mississippians led to his election this evening. Our activists are proud to have played a part in electing a true champion for more personal and fiscal freedom to the Governor’s office.”

 

Background:

 

AFP Action announced its support for Tate Reeves for Governor in June through an op-ed that appeared in the Clarion Ledger.

 

AFP Action identified several areas where Lt. Governor Reeves has made a positive impact in the lives of everyday Mississippians:

  • Economic Opportunity: He has been integral to ensuring Jackson remains fiscally responsible. He’s been a champion for all Mississippians by supporting policies that empower individuals and create more opportunity for all. Those policies include: The Taxpayer Pay Raise Act, eliminating the corporate franchise tax, and opposing gas tax increases.
  • Educational Freedom:  He has been a staunch advocate for increasing educational opportunities for all Mississippi students. By pushing to expand opportunity and helping increase funding for Special Needs Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA), Reeves has worked to ensure more children have the opportunity to choose an education that best fits their unique needs.
  • Criminal Justice Reform:  He believes in stemming the state’s over-incarceration problem and helping those who have served their time get a second chance. Reeves has been a consistent supporter of criminal justice reform, because he knows these principles reduce crime and recidivism, help individuals beat poverty and addiction, and make our communities safer – all while saving tax dollars.