Governor Tate Reeves Visits Picayune, Emphasizes Voter Engagement and Local Support

Published 9:37 am Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Governor Tate Reeves made a campaign stop at Cuevas’s Fish House in Picayune on Saturday as part of his re-election campaign for Mississippi governor. The event featured campaign activities and highlighted the importance of civic engagement and local collaboration.

The campaign distributed yard signs to attendees at the Fish House, and guests were offered a complimentary meal of fried fish, fries, and hushpuppies. Notably, this marked the governor’s fourth visit and campaign to Cuevas’s Fish House.

In addition to Governor Reeves, several prominent figures attended the event to show their support. These included Senator Angela Hill, Mississippi State Representative Jansen Owen, Supervisor Sandy Kane Smith, and Supervisor-elect Bryce Lott.

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During the event, Governor Reeves conveyed a clear message – the significance of voting in the upcoming election on Tuesday, November 7. He emphasized that Mississippi’s historical political leaning as a red state should not lead to complacency among voters.

Governor Reeves also highlighted the importance of Pearl River County and Picayune, describing the area as a “good, strong conservative stronghold in Mississippi.”

Representative Owen spoke about his support for Governor Reeves and the positive impact on Pearl River County. He specifically mentioned historical tax relief measures, stating, “We gave the people of Mississippi over $500 million worth of tax cuts; that’s money back in their pockets.”

When asked about successful projects, Senator Hill reflected on her role in authoring an education bill and its collaboration with the governor, leading to improvements in Mississippi’s reading scores.

Bryce Lott expressed the county’s gratitude for Governor Reeves’ visit, saying, “Pearl River County is honored to welcome Governor Tate Reeves to revisit our county. I hope Governor Reeves’ investment and interest in Pearl River County over the last four years doesn’t go unnoticed on November 7th.”

Lindsay Ward, the Pear River County Economic Development Director, appreciated the governor’s support in fostering regional growth. She noted his contributions to the Pearl River County Industrial Park and future technology park, securing funding through programs like the MDA Site Development Program and Gulf Coast Restoration Fund. Governor Reeves was also recognized for his support in addressing emergency repairs at the weir, solidifying his role as a strategic ally for the county’s development efforts.