Mississippi GOP Chairman Joe Nosef resigns

Published 6:56 pm Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Joe Nosef resigned Wednesday afternoon after serving nearly six years as the GOP Chairman for the state of Mississippi. Nosef sent his letter of resignation to Gov. Phil Bryant and the MSGOP’s executive committee.

“I wanted to let you know that after nearly six years of serving as Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party I believe it is time for me to move on and to turn the MSGOP over to a new Chairman. Serving as Chairman for you and the MSGOP has been one of the greatest honors of my professional life and I am very proud of the last six years and the success all of us worked together to achieve,” Nosef wrote.

“While there is never a perfect time for a transition, I believe that right now will be the best time to allow you and the State Executive Committee to choose a new chairman and give that person time to prepare for what’s ahead in the coming months.”

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Mississippi Today was able to provide some insight as to what would happen next for the party.

“The party chairman position will remain vacant until the executive committee elects a new chairman. A special meeting may be called as soon as two weeks, several executive committee members said. Gov. Bryant later Wednesday evening sent GOP Executive Director Marcy Scoggins and executive committee members a letter, recommending that the committee elect Lucien Smith, former chief of staff to both Bryant and former Gov. Haley Barbour, as chairman.”

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