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Lt. governor to tour Rex Lumber, KDMC in Brookhaven

Lt. Governor Tate Reeves, whose family has roots in Bogue Chitto, will be visiting Brookhaven Wednesday to tour the area and speak to several groups.

He’ll be speaking at Brookhaven High School early then at noon he’ll be the guest speaker at a joint meeting of the Servitium, Rotary and Lions clubs.

“We’re expecting 30 members from each group,” said Servitium President Shelley Harrigill. “It’s always exciting to hear from your state leaders. I’m looking forward to it.”

Sen. Sally Doty, R-Brookhaven, is responsible for bringing Reeves to Lincoln County. He likes to visit various districts throughout the state, she said.

“It’s a chance for him to come and see what the needs are in my district,” said Doty, who represents District 39 covering Lincoln, Copiah, Lawrence and Walthall counties.

After lunch, Reeves will visit King’s Daughters Medical Center to meet with CEO Alvin Hoover and then tour Rex Lumber.

“It’ll be a good day and a chance to show off Brookhaven,” she said.

Reeves, who was re-elected as lieutenant governor in 2015, leads the 52-member Senate. 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 running for statewide office. He was the first Republican and youngest treasurer in the state’s history.

He 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. Reeves has continued to be an active alumnus and remains involved with his alma mater by serving as a member of the investment policy board for the Millsaps College General Louis Wilson Fund and a member the Advisory Committee of the Else School of Management.

Reeves holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of Mississippi and the CFA Institute, an organization that leads the investment industry by setting the highest standards of ethics and professional excellence. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Mississippi Society of Financial Analysts Award.

Reeves and his wife Elee Williams Reeves, a Tylertown native, are parents to three daughters — Sarah Tyler, Elizabeth Magee and Madeline Tate. The Reeves family attends Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. His grandmother, Ruth Daniel Reeves of Bogue Chitto, recently celebrated her 100th birthday.