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Mississippi Republican Party
Chairman Roger Villere
(elected Jan. 11, 2012) Attorney at Watkins & Eager PLLC; has practiced law in the Jackson area for over fifteen years. Chairman of the Phil Bryant campaign for Governor and executive director of the Phil Bryant Gubernatorial Transition. Chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant during 2008. Campaign manager on Gov. Haley Barbour's 2007 re-election campaign. Chief counsel to Gov. Barbour, Jan. 2004-Nov. 2006. LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida at Gainesville; J.D. from University of Mississippi law school; undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting from University of Mississippi. Grew up in Clarksdale, MS.
Executive Director Brandon Payne
(Sept. 1, 2012; reported Aug. 20) Previously Southern field representative for U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. Former Biloxi police officer. Gulf Coast native.
Nov. 7, 2012
Gov. Bryant and Chairman Nosef Issue Statements On Presidential Election
JACKSON- Governor Phil Bryant and Mississippi
Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef released the following statements
“While the election did not turn out the
way I had hoped it would, I will work with our Congressional delegation
to oppose any job-killing measures and tax increases imposed by
President Obama’s administration,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Throughout
the campaign, Gov. Romney discussed a new direction for America, one
that included job growth and higher take home pay. I appreciate Gov.
Romney’s leadership and his commitment to restore our country.”
“The American people have spoken and President Obama has been reelected,” Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said. “While this is not the result we wanted, we do respect it. We are proud of the campaign Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan ran and how they fought for us. This was a long and tough campaign, but today we need to come together as one nation and solve the many big issues that our country faces."