MSGOP Chairman Joe Nosef
Joe Nosef grew up in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where he graduated from Lee Academy in 1987. He attended the University of Mississippi, earning both undergraduate and master’s degrees in Accounting. He later graduated from the University Mississippi School of Law and also obtained an LL.M. degree in taxation from the University of Florida at Gainesville.
Joe has practiced law in the Jackson area for nearly twenty years. During this time, he has served on boards of various charitable organizations in the metro area, including The Salvation Army, the Metro Jackson YMCA, Young Business Leaders of Jackson (an interdenominational businessmen’s Christian ministry), Jackson Young Lawyers Association, SafeCity Initiative, Ballet Mississippi and the Hinds County Economic Development District Board of Trustees. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Marsha Barbour Community Center built and located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Katrina. Joe graduated from the Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program in 1999 and was recognized in 2001 by the Mississippi Business Journal as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” businessmen in Mississippi. Joe was a member of the Commission for a New Mississippi, having been appointed in early 2009 by then Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant. He was a reader member of The Clarion-Ledger editorial board where he authored a guest column several times a year.
Upon his inauguration in January of 2004, Governor Haley Barbour appointed Joe to serve as his Chief Counsel where he served until November 2006, when Governor Barbour named him Campaign Manager for his re-election campaign. After Governor Barbour’s successful re-election, Joe served as Chief of Staff for then Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant during 2008. In 2011, Joe served as Chairman of the successful Phil Bryant Campaign for Governor, and then was named Executive Director of the Phil Bryant Gubernatorial Transition.
In January of 2012, the Mississippi Republican Party State Executive Committee unanimously elected Joe to serve as Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party, and he then was reelected for a full term at the MSGOP State Convention in May of 2012 and again in May of 2016. In January of 2017, Joe was unanimously elected to lead the Southern Region of the Republican National Committee (RNC) serving as one of eight Vice-Chairmen of the RNC.
During his time serving as chairman, Joe has been named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in the state of Mississippi, and has also been a frequent guest on several national political television programs including: CNN’s Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, MSNBC’s Live with Thomas Roberts, Fox Business’ Cavuto with Neil Cavuto, MSNBC’s The Daily Rundown and Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd, Bloomberg and MSNBC’s With All Due Respect with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, as well as MSNBC’s Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski.
Joe currently practices law at Watkins & Eager PLLC in Jackson, concentrating his law practice in the areas of public finance, corporations, tax, and estate planning and administration.
Joe and his wife Amy are the proud parents of two girls, Rebecca who attends The University of Mississippi, and Lindsey who attends Jackson Academy. Joe and his family attend St. Richard Catholic Church in Jackson.
State Executive Committee
The State Executive Committee shall consist of thirteen members from each Congressional District to be chosen by the Delegates from the different Congressional Districts, each District acting separately, and shall hold office for a term of not more than four years.
|1||Donna Ruth Roberts||Oxford|
|2||John Dean, Jr.||Washington|
|2||Barbara Rooks Jackson||Hinds|
|3||James (Pete) Perry||Hinds|
|4||Stacey Wilkes||Pearl River|
State Central Committee
The State Central Committee of the Party shall be composed of the members of the State Executive Committee, the National Committeeman, the National Committeewoman, the State Finance Chairman, the General Counsel, any former State Party Chairman, the Chairman of the Mississippi Young Republican Federation, the President of the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women, the President of the Mississippi Republican Elected Officials Association, the Chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans, the Treasurer, the Chairman of the Capital Foundation, the Chairman of the United Republican Fund, the Chairman of the Teen Age Republicans; and all Republicans elected to statewide office, the Mississippi Transportation Commission, the Mississippi Public Service Commission, the United States Senate, and the United States House of Representatives; as well as the Republican Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives.
|Henry Barbour||National Committeeman|
|Sam Britton||Public Service Commisioner|
|Mike Chaney||Insurance Commissioner|
|Thad Cochran||U.S. Senator|
|Lynn Fitch||State Treasurer|
|Hunter Foster||Mississippi Federation of College Republicans Chairman|
|John Green||Finance Chairman|
|Philip Gunn||Speaker of the House|
|Dick Hall||Transportation Commissioner|
|Gregg Harper||U.S. Congressman|
|Arnie Hederman||Former Chairman|
|James Herring||Former Chairman|
|Delbert Hosemann||Secretary of State|
|Paul Hurst||Capitol Foundation Chairman|
|Ellen Jernigan||United Republican Fund Chairman|
|Trent Kelly||U.S. Congressman|
|Tom King||Transportation Commissioner|
|Jeanne Luckey||National Committeewoman|
|Steven Palazzo||U.S. Congressman|
|Charles Pickering||Former Chairman|
|Stacey Pickering||State Auditor|
|Billy Powell||Former Chairman|
|Clarke Reed||Former Chairman|
|Tate Reeves||Lieutenant Governor|
|Mike Retzer||Former Chairman|
|Lucien Smith||MSGOP Treasurer|
|Cindy Hyde-Smith||Commissioner of Agriculture & Commerce|
|Greg Snowden||Republican Elected Officials Chairman|
|Ebbie Spivey||Former Chairman|
|Dana Stringer||Mississippi Federation of Republican Women|
|Mike Tagert||Transportation Commissioner|
|Mike Wallace||General Counsel|
|Brad White||Former Chairman|
|Roger Wicker||U.S. Senator|
|Wirt Yerger, Jr.||Chairman Emeritus|
|Jefferson Davis||James Dumas|
|Pearl River||Betty Holland|
|Tishomingo||Jerry Don Keith|
|Walthall||Robert J. O'Donohue|