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White leads Cochran staff

Brad White

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, recently named Brad White as the chief of staff, effective Jan. 1, 2017.

White has served as Cochran’s state director since June 2015. In his new position, White will advise the senator and oversee his Senate office staff in Washington and Mississippi. White will replace Keith Heard, who has served as chief of staff during the 114th Congress and who will return to the private sector.

Prior to joining the Cochran staff, White was chief of staff at the Mississippi Department of Audit. In addition to serving as a member of the Republican National Committee, White was chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party from 2008 to 2011. Between 1999 and 2008, he held various positions within the Mississippi Transportation Commission, the Mississippi Public Service Commission and the Simpson County Economic Development Foundation. White, a native of Braxton, has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Belhaven University.

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