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Brandon Presley Earns The Endorsement Of The Mississippi Association Of Educators In Governor’s Race

Presley Is The Only Statewide Candidate To Receive MAE’s Endorsement


June 26, 2023

Jackson – Today, Commissioner Brandon Presley earned the endorsement of the

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) in the race for governor against Tate Reeves because of his demonstrated support of students, educators, and public schools. Brandon Presley is the only statewide candidate to receive the endorsement from the MAE.

“We are proud to endorse Brandon Presley in the race for governor. Brandon has the vision, leadership, and commitment necessary to create a better future for all of our students, educators and communities,” said Mississippi Association of Educators President Erika Jones. “Every student in our public schools deserves a quality education, a great teacher in every classroom, and up-to-date learning materials in safe, clean schools. We trust that Brandon Presley as governor will work to make that happen so that Mississippi can become an economic and educational powerhouse.”

“As a proud product of public schools and the son of a preschool teacher, it’s an honor to earn the support of thousands of educators across this state,” Commissioner Brandon Presley said. “While there is always plenty of money for Tate Reeves’ personal trainer or for celebrity athletes, it’s wrong that there’s never enough money to fully fund our public schools. Mississippi educators know that as governor I will stand with them to fully fund public education so we can position our state towards the economy of the future.”

MAE is a non-partisan association of members composed of Mississippi elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty and staff, educational support professionals, retired educators and college students preparing to become teachers. The organization’s fundamental objective is to work for improved salaries, benefits, and working conditions for all education professionals and support staff, as well as for a strong Mississippi public education system. Formed in 1878, MAE is the oldest and most powerful education association in the state of Mississippi.

Brandon Presley is a fighter who keeps his promises, stands up for the little guy, and isn't afraid to ruffle more than a few feathers to deliver results for hardworking Mississippi families. Brandon served as Mayor of Nettleton from 2001 to 2007, where he got the town moving again and balanced the budget every year and cut taxes twice. As Public Service Commissioner, Brandon opened up meetings that had been closed to the public for decades, brought high-speed internet to some of the most remote and forgotten parts of Mississippi, put people back to work with the Hire Mississippi program, and saved taxpayers over 6 billion dollars.


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