The MSGOP stalwart’s knowledge of the inner workings of the Mississippi GOP campaign, politics is unmatched. Richie becomes chairman.
The Hines County Republican Party (HCRP) today announced that Pete Perry has stepped down as chairman.
Perry announced his intention to retire at the July meeting of the HCRP Executive Committee. He has been chairman of his HCRP since 2004, making him one of the longest-serving Republican county chairmen in Mississippi. Perry also previously served as chairman of the Neshoba County Republican Party.
“It has been an honor to serve this party and achieve many of our goals,” Perry said. “We are grateful to the hundreds of volunteers, election workers and candidates who have worked with us over the years. Now is the time to pass the baton to the next generation of leadership.”
Perry has been a strong fixture in Republican politics and campaigns over the years. His knowledge and experience of the inner workings of the state’s Republican Party is unmatched.
Jackson’s attorney, Spencer Ritchie, was selected by the HCRP Executive Committee to replace Perry. Ritchie’s chairmanship is effective immediately. Richie previously served as Executive Director of the Mississippi Republican Party before returning to his law practice.
“Pete Perry is one of Mississippi’s successive Republican county deans,” Ritchie said. “He is also a long-time leader of our state party. On behalf of many, I would like to thank Pete for his tireless service and unfailing devotion to our party.”