Mississippi Republican Party Announces New Executive Director

MSGOP Press Release: January 6, 2015

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef announced today that the Party has hired a new Executive Director, Spencer Ritchie.

“An effective Executive Director is crucial to making sure the Mississippi Republican Party not only functions effectively but also can successfully defend and expand our new majority,” Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said. “Spencer brings not only experience to this position but also judgment and character. The MSGOP will be well served with Spencer in this important position.”

Ritchie most recently worked as an attorney with the Watkins & Eager PLLC law firm in Jackson. Prior to his legal career, Spencer worked in Washington, D.C. as a legislative aide to Republican Congressman Sam Johnson of Texas and as Director of Legislative Affairs for the Associated Builders and Contractors.

“Spencer is a great hire for the Party,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “I look forward to working with Spencer to maintain the Party’s momentum in our state and help Republicans up and down the ballot this fall.”

“The Mississippi Republican Party is a venerable institution built by the tireless efforts of people past and present who care deeply for the well-being of our state,” Ritchie said. “I am honored to be asked to serve the Party as its Executive Director and am excited and optimistic about the days ahead.”

Ritchie and his wife Mary Mills live in Jackson and have three children, Katherine (age 5), James (age 2), and Leila Ann (5 mos.). Ritchie is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar Association, and Jackson Young Lawyers. He and his family attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson.

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