Gov.-elect Reeves picks veteran Republican leader Brad White to lead transition team
By Geoff Pender
Gov.-elect Tate Reeves has named longtime Mississippi Republican leader and politico Brad White to lead his transition team.
Reeves in a statement Thursday called former state Republican Party Chairman White a "political giant." White has been serving as chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith.
"There is perhaps no one who knows Mississippi as well as he does," Reeves said. "... He will play a critical roles as we get to work for all the people of Mississippi."
White in a statement said that Reeves "knows how to get things done."
"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," White said.
White, a Simpson County native, has also served as chief of staff for the state auditor's office and chief of staff to the late U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. White was chairman of the state GOP from 2008 to 2011.
Hyde-Smith in a statement on Thursday said that Doug Davis, her deputy chief of staff in her Jackson office, will become chief of staff in Washington.
Davis is a former state senator and former chief of staff for Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.