SCS board member David Reaves - 1, Gum - 0

There's a reason your mother told you to spit out your gum - and SCS board member David Reaves (who represents Bartlett and part of unincorporated Shelby County) showed us why in at Monday's press conference.

Check out the jaw-jacking at the 4:50 mark (video from WMC-TV).

Read more about Reaves (he does more than chew gum and stand behind the camera looking like the Secret Services) here.

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