GOP insider leads transition for Mississippi governor-elect

 

The Associated Press

 

 

JACKSON -- A former Mississippi Republican Party chairman will lead the transition team for Gov.-elect Tate Reeves.

 

The Reeves campaign said Thursday that Brad White will do the job.

 

White is stepping down as chief of staff for Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.

 

 

Reeves was elected Tuesday and will take office Jan. 14, succeeding Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who was limited to two terms.

 

As governor, Reeves will hire people to lead several state government agencies, including a new director of the state Department of Finance and Administration. The current DFA leader is taking a job at Mississippi College.

 

White was state GOP chairman from 2008 to 2011. He later became chief of staff for then-U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, and he went to work for Hyde-Smith after Cochran retired and she succeed him.

 

After White as Hyde-Smith's chief of staff will be Doug Davis, another longtime Republican insider. Davis served in the state Senate from DeSoto County from 2004 to 2011. He was Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann's chief of staff from 2013 to 2018 and then became a senior adviser for Hyde-Smith.

 

 

 

 

printer friendly version | back to top

 


 

OTHER STORIES OF INTEREST


 

UPCOMING AREA EVENTS

 

 

 

Top Things to Do in the Golden Triangle This Weekend

 

 

Follow Us:

Follow Us on Facebook

Follow Us on Twitter

Follow Us via Email