The Mississippi Republican Party held its 2012 State Convention at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Jackson this past weekend. More than 500 people from across the state attended the two-day event, which featured speeches from current and former elected officials while the Party reorganized for the next four years.

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef, who has been serving since January of this year, was unanimously elected to a full four-year term by the State Executive Committee.

“I am grateful to the State Committee Members for electing Joe Nosef to serve as Chairman of our Party for the next four years,” Governor Phil Bryant stated. “Joe has gotten off to a fantastic start over the last few months, and I am excited about what is ahead for the Mississippi Republican Party this year and beyond.”

On Friday night, Governor Phil Bryant, Senator Thad Cochran, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, and former Governor Haley Barbour spoke to attendees at the United Republican Fund reception. Governor Bryant, Senator Roger Wicker, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann, Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Auditor Stacey Pickering, Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith, and Representatives Gregg Harper, Alan Nunnelee and Steven Palazzo addressed delegates, alternate delegates and guests on Saturday.

“This year, our Republican Party State Convention was a great success,” remarked Chairman Nosef. “From the Coast to North Mississippi, we have new people getting more involved in the Party than ever before. I congratulate those elected to represent our State on the Republican National Committee, the new members of our State Executive Committee, and our delegates and alternate delegates to the upcoming Republican National Convention in August. Mississippi Republicans are ready and dedicated to victory this November.”

Governor Phil Bryant was elected as the Mississippi Delegation Chairman for the National Convention. Henry Barbour and Jeanne Luckey were re-elected to a new four-year term as national committeeman and national committeewoman, respectively. All delegates and alternate delegates will represent Mississippi at the Republican National Convention, which will be held in Tampa, Florida in late August.

MS GOP Press Release
5/21/12