Commissioner Presley Statement Following Tate Reeves And The Legislature’s Failure To Restore The Ballot Initiative Process
Following the news that the Senate failed to consider legislation that would restore the ballot initiative process, Commissioner Presley released the following statement
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 23, 2023
Nettleton, MS – Following the news that the Senate failed to consider legislation that would restore the ballot initiative process, Commissioner Presley released the following statement:
“Today is a huge setback for the right to vote and is a slap in the face to every citizen in this state. Make no mistake, Tate Reeves and his allies in the legislature didn’t lift a finger to restore Mississippians’ right to petition their government because the status quo gives them and their lobbyist pals more power. You can bet that if it were money for his personal trainer or a volleyball court for a friend, Tate Reeves would move mountains to make it happen.
“No matter what party you are in, you should have the right to petition your government. As governor, I’ll lead the effort to restore the ballot initiative process that our state has had for decades so every Mississippian can have their voice heard.”
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 balanced the budget every year, cut taxes twice, and got the town moving again. 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.