Billy Hewes, Experience We Can Trust
The August 2 primaries are next week, and we are asking for your support for Billy Hewes for Lieutenant Governor. The Lieutenant Governor is President of the Senate, and compared to the lieutenant governors in other states, Mississippi’s has more responsibility and plays an integral part in the legislative process. The Lieutenant Governor has the sole ability to appoint members, vice-chairmen, and chairmen to the various Senate committees. It requires experience, relationship building skills, intelligence, and character. It’s important to me that the candidate I vote for has all of these attributes, along with a proven consistent record of placing principle over politics.
We first meet Billy in 1993 when we were both members of Governor Fordice’s staff. Billy was a freshman State Senator and one of nine Republicans Senators. We had the opportunity to work closely with Billy in and out of the legislative sessions. Frankly, the Governor depended heavily on Billy to work across party lines to help secure passage of legislation important to Mississippi. Billy was always someone the Governor could count on.
Experience in the legislature is crucial to the office of Lieutenant Governor. There is a vast difference between “legislative” experience and “regulatory” involvement. Billy is completing his 20th year in the legislature, and his legislative accomplishments include the passage of tort reform, adoption of pro-life legislation, and the creation of thousands of jobs in Mississippi through legislative support of major economic development projects such as Nissan, Toyota, American Eurocopter, and Northrop Grumman. He didn’t just support these projects, he helped craft the legislation and ushered it through the process. Senator Hewes recently released Game Plan Mississippi, several excellent, common sense reforms and may review his plan by visiting BillyHewes.com.
Please join us in the Republican Primary and vote for Billy Hewes for Lieutenant Governor, he’s a proven leader with a record of experience and service we can trust.
Julie & Geoffrey Yoste