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Q&A: Tate Reeves, state treasurer, Republican candidate for lieutenant governor

Reeves believes leadership, thoughtfulness is what’s needed Tate Reeves has served as Mississippi state treasurer since 2003. He is 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. He and his wife, Elee, ...

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Q&A: Connie Moran, mayor, Ocean Springs

Moran says running for state treasurer more than the budget Connie Moran, mayor of Ocean Springs/Democratic candidate for state treasurer, has a degree in finance and international economics from Georgetown University. She did graduate work as a Fulbright scholar at the Institute of World Economics in Kiel, Germany, and has worked as an economist at the World Trade Organization in ...

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Q&A: John Currence

In addition to being a PGA TOUR event, the Viking Classic is also a culinary extravaganza. Wrapping up the fun in this year’s Viking Culinary Tent will be chef John Currence, owner of City Grocery restaurant in Oxford. Currence was named Best Chef in 2009 by the James Beard Foundation and was recently a contestant on “Top Chef Masters” on ...

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R. J. Reed, President, Reed Food Technology

Reed and family have turned business into a real success story R.J. Reed is the president of Reed Food Technology in Pearl, which he founded in 1995. An Indiana native, Reed first came to Mississippi to study food science and business at Mississippi State University, where he obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees. Reed Food Technology has 30 employees, and ...

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Q&A: Lucien Smith, attorney, Balch & Bingham

Campaign to make sure right decisions made for state’s future Lucien Smith is an attorney at Balch & Bingham’s Jackson office and a Republican candidate for treasurer. A former budget advisor for Gov. Haley Barbour, Smith was awarded the accreditation of certified public funds investment manager by the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States. Smith has been endorsed ...

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Q&A: Sen. Lee Yancey, Baptist preacher, legislator

Lee Yancey is a Ripley native and an ordained Baptist preacher, who has made the transition from church work to money management and state senator for Rankin and Madison counties. He is now a Republican candidate for treasurer, who has been endorsed by Congressman Gregg Harper and will run against Lynn Fitch and Lucien Smith in the August primary. He ...

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Q&A: Lynn Fitch, Mississippi State Personnel Board; Republican Candidate for Treasurer

Fitch says Mississippi needs an experienced leader at the helm Lynn Fitch is the director of the Mississippi State Personnel Board and a Republican candidate for treasurer. She earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and law degree from the University of Mississippi. Fitch was named one of the Mississippi Business Journal’s 50 Leading Business Women and was part of the ...

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Q&A: Bill Crump, Director of governmental affairs, Viking Range

It’s been quite a ride Crump goes from the Delta to Washington and back again Bill Crump, Viking Range’s director of governmental affairs, has had a very interesting life for a boy from Mississippi cotton fields. Elected as mayor of Slaughter at 19, Crump once held the title of the United States’ youngest mayor. He later found himself working in ...

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Q&A: Mike Chaney, Mississippi Commissioner of Insurance

Exchange not likely Mississippi moving forward despite state, national challenges States that don’t develop their own White House-mandated health insurance exchanges by January 2013 will be subject to a federally operated exchange. Most states nationwide are having trouble developing these plans. Despite the Mississippi’s Legislature’s killing of proposed exchange legislation this session, the Mississippi Insurance Department is moving forward with ...

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Q&A: Wes Benton, owner, Red Planet Entertainment

Lord of the manor Jackson native brings film business back home A film industry veteran of nearly three decades, Wes Benton owns production company Red Planet Entertainment. He has worked on movies like “The Polar Express”, “I Am Legend” and “Avatar.” A Jackson native, Benton studied communications at Mississippi State University before heading out of state to work in film industry. ...

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