Jackson, MS --- Before a crowd of friends, family, supporters and statewide media at Jackson’s Westin Hotel tonight, State Treasurer elect David McRae vowed to concentrate on four critical goals when he takes office as Mississippi’s next State Treasurer in January.
“Throughout this campaign I have promised Mississippians specific things that will be the hallmarks of my service as your next State Treasurer,” McRae said. “By focusing on transparency, investment strategy, minimizing debt and providing good constituent service, I believe we can maximize Mississippi’s return on investment and ensure that our taxpayer dollars are not only protected, but also grow along with our vibrant national economy.”
McRae, a Republican, political outsider and businessman is the projected winner of Mississippi’s General Election for State Treasurer.
During his campaign, McRae, who is Equity Managing Partner of Jackson-based McRae Investments, earned the endorsement of Governor Phil Bryant and various other Mississippi leaders in the private and public sectors.
McRae’s campaign has been built upon four overall priorities for Mississippi taxpayers:
Transparency: ensuring Mississippians know where and how state dollars are invested.
Sound Investment Strategy: making sure Mississippi’s investment portfolio matches the market, taking advantage of the strong Trump economy while we can.
Debt management: minimizing debt, maximizing the state’s credit rating. The Treasurer sits on the bond board. David McRae will be an active member, making sure we leverage Mississippi’s good name effectively and provide incentives for economic development that stand the test of time.
Constituent service: taxpayers are the boss and must have their hard-earned money managed well. Customer service was the hallmark of McRae’s Department Store, and it will be David McRae's commitment as your Treasurer.
McRae will be Mississippi’s first newly elected State Treasurer since 2011.
“I look forward to beginning my new role in service to the people of Mississippi,” McRae concluded. “I am determined to leverage my skills as a businessman, investment manager and as a political outsider to bring a fresh perspective to the Treasurer’s office. I humbly ask for your continued prayers and support as I concentrate on the critical task ahead.”