Candidate Profile
Tate Reeves

Republican , Mississippi


Panel Rating

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American Conservative Union PAC, National Rifle Association PVF


Gregg Harper

Reported by Candidate

Governor Phil Bryant, Dane Maxwell, Trump 2016 State Director, Congressman Gregg Harper, More than 100 MS Elected Officials, More than 100 MS Grassroots Organization Leaders

Selected Contributions


Alan Nunnelee (2010), Steven Palazzo (2010), Thad Cochran (2008)
Republican State Leadership Committee (2019)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

As Lieutenant Governor, I have fought to ensure that Mississippi is the safest place in the country for the unborn. I championed the Heartbeat Bill, which disallows abortion after a heartbeat has been detected.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Get government out of the way and let businesses grow.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government can create an environment that makes it easier for businesses to create more jobs and grow the economy. That is what we have done in Mississippi. Jobs are being created and people are making more money because we've kept taxes low and government small.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

A rising economic tide raises all ships. Big government "solutions" to healthcare are too often socialist fantasies. If more people have good-paying jobs with quality healthcare, the system will improve. Large-scale government intervention like Obamacare fails.

National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

To ensure that the basic rights of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are not taken away by big government. To stop out-of-control politicians from trampling on our rights.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a proud Christian, and I'm not afraid to say that I believe in Jesus's saving grace.


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

As Lieutenant Governor, I've fought for lower taxes, less red tape, less wasteful spending, less debt, protections for the 2nd Amendment, religious liberty, and the rights of the unborn. I am proud to let my record speak to these crucial issues.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

As Lieutenant Governor, I've championed conservative reform. And as a businessman, I've balanced the books. I believe in running government carefully - don't take on debt or waste money because it doesn't belong to the government, it belongs to the people. I first learned that as a CFA and a businessman.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: & 601-383-4880

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I love Mississippi. I want to make it a great place for everyone to raise a family, because that's what it has been for me. To do that, we need to stay on the right track with conservative policies that are getting results.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, Economics, 1996
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Republican Lt. Governors Association, Former Chairman
  • State Treasurer, Held 2004 -2012
  • Lt. Governor, Held 2012-2020

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