Governor-Elect Reeves names Brad White as leader of transition team

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Two days after his victory in Mississippi’s gubernatorial election, Governor-Elect Tate Reeves has announced that Brad White will lead his transition team ahead of the 2020 inauguration.

In a news release, Reeves’ campaign described White as one of Mississippi’s most experienced, influential, and battle-tested leaders—having served as the Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, Chief of Staff of the Mississippi Department of Audit, Chief of Staff to Senator Thad Cochran, and Chief of Staff to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith.

“Brad is a good friend, trusted advisor, and political giant. There is perhaps no one who knows Mississippi as well as he does. He loves the people of this state and he has been a true servant of Mississippi for many years. I am honored to have him join our team. He will play a critical role as we get to work for all the people of Mississippi,” said Governor-Elect Tate Reeves.

White said that he’s ready to help Governor-Elect Reeves get to work on implementing his vision for Mississippi.

“Tate Reeves has proven that he knows how to get things done, and I’ll be proud to be a part of that effort. There is a lot of important work to do so that the Reeves administration can deliver on his promises: improving education, creating more jobs, and helping Mississippi to reach its full potential. We are all eager to get to work,” said Brad White.

White has been a fixture in Mississippi politics for decades, dating back to his role as President of the Mississippi Teenage Republicans in 1995. He served as Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party from 2008 to 2011. After that, he took a senior role in state government as the chief of staff for the Mississippi Department of Audit. After serving as the state director for US Senator Thad Cochran, he became his chief of staff in 2016. White currently serves as chief of staff to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith. A graduate of Bellhaven University and son of Simpson County, White has consistently delivered for Mississippi throughout his career.

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