By The Associated Press
JACKSON — Lt. Gov.-elect Tate Reeves has sent a letter to senators backing Sen. Terry Brown, a Columbus Republican, for the Senate’s No. 2 leadership post.
The president pro tempore will be elected by members of Senate on Tuesday — the first day of the session.
Traditionally, the candidate endorsed by the lieutenant governor wins the election.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/vP9EDa ) that in his letter Reeves, also a Republican, calls Brown “one of the more conservative and most experienced people in the Capitol.”
The 61-year-old Brown has been in the Senate since 2004. He served in the House from 1988-2000.
The pro temp’s duties include presiding over the Senate in the lieutenant governor’s absence and heading the Rules Committee.
The post pays a $15,000 salary on top of regular legislative compensation.