Credit: Brandon Presley news release
Brandon Presley has earned the endorsement of the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) in the race for governor against Tate Reeves. The MAE endorsement is due to what it calls Presley’s support of students, educators, and public schools.
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,” said Mississippi Association of Educators President Erika Jones. “Brandon has the vision, leadership, and commitment necessary to create a better future for all of our students, educators and communities.”
“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,” 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.