Why They’re Running: Treasurer

We asked treasurer candidates Addie Lee Green and David McRae why they are running and what they hope to accomplish. Here's what they said.

Why are you running?

Addie Lee Green

"To establish unclaimed Monies to be educated on the 529 College Students Saving Bonds and to stop Rewriting Arithmetic."

David McRae

“The State Treasurer is Mississippi’s chief financial officer. I’m running because my experience in private sector investing can help maximize our state’s investment returns for the benefit of taxpayers. I’m a businessman, not a politician. That means I’m willing to question the status quo, particularly when it comes to our state’s investments and debts. With America’s economy and markets at all time highs, we need a Treasurer who understands how to capitalize on Wall Street’s opportunities and counter their tricks. Who better to manage our state’s investments than a businessman investor who is from outside the political realm?"

What do you hope to accomplish?

Addie Lee Green

"A better job in the State of Mississippi with the Treasurer Office."

David McRae

“I have four overarching goals for the Office of State Treasurer:
1. Increasing transparency: ensuring Mississippians know where and how state dollars are invested;
2. Implementing sound financial strategy: making sure Mississippi’s investment portfolio matches the market;
3. Emphasizing debt management: minimizing debt, maximizing the state’s credit rating;
4. Enhancing constituent service: taxpayers are the boss and must have their tax money managed well.”

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