Gov. Reeves’ father among group of men casting Mississippi’s 6 electoral votes

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asks a question during a meeting of the State Board of Election...
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves asks a question during a meeting of the State Board of Election Commissioners, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Jackson, Miss. Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi's ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)(Rogelio V. Solis | AP)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 3:15 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Six men have been chosen to cast Mississippi’s 6 electoral votes later this month.

According to Gov. Reeves’ press secretary, Bailey Martin, the six men are Frank Bordeaux, John Dane III, Francis C. Lee, E. Bruce Martin, Johnny McRight and Terry Reeves.

Frank Bordeaux currently serves as chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, being recommended by Gov. Reeves himself. Bordeaux, who lives in Gulfport, also serves on the board of the Mississippi Flag Commission, the Mississippi Arts Commission and the Biloxi Businessman’s Club as well as others. He was on the campaigns of both Gov. Reeves and Thad Cochran.

John Dane III serves as president and CEO of Trinity Offshore, LLC which includes two shipyards in operation building aquatic vessels such as patrol crafts, tug boats and oil skimmers. He is also president and CEO of Trinity Yachts, LLC, which is one of the world’s leading builders of mega-yachts. Dane, who has won several sailing championships, represented the U.S. in the 2008 China Olympic Games in the Star class sailboat.

Francis C. Lee is the CEO of Tower Loans which boasts 77 office locations across Mississippi. Lee has been a longtime power player in Mississippi politics, being a donor to the campaigns of Haley Barbour and Michael Guest alike.

Bruce Martin serves as a board member of Mississippi Public Universities and was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant to represent the First Supreme Court District until May of 2027. He served on the Mississippi Community College Board for twelve years, having also served on the boards of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and the Bulldog Club as well as various industry and community boards.

Jonny McRight owns and operates the company McRight Services, LLC which formats and manufactures a line of crop biostimulents which are sold around the world. McRight is also a member of the Washington County Economic Alliance, Mississippi Community College Board of Trustees and the Judges Approval Committee to name a few. He has deep ties to the University of Mississippi, creating the McRight Biology and Speech Pathology Endowment in 2010.

Terry Reeves is the father of Gov. Tate Reeves and has been credited with much of the politician’s success. Reeves is also the owner of Southern Air Conditioning and Supply in which Gov. Reeves is a shareholder.

This group of men will meet and cast their ballots on December 14 and on January 6 of 2021, the U.S. Congress will meet in a joint session to count the electoral votes.

Then, if President-elect Joe Biden receives the votes that he needs, he will be inaugurated president of the United States on January 20, 2021.

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