OUR PARTY

The Republican Party of Mississippi is the Mississippi political party affiliate of the national Republican Party. The group is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi.

TATE REEVES

A MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR

As Republicans, we believe in faith, free speech, the Second Amendment, the right to life, lower taxes, secure borders, and limited government. Unlike Democrats, we don’t believe the Constitution is just a piece of paper. We believe it is the foundation that helped make the United States the greatest country in history. 

As Governor, my top priority has been and will always be to ensure Mississippi is the best state to live, worship, work, and raise a family. The Mississippi Republican Party has been instrumental in helping to accomplish this mission.

The Mississippi Republican Party is on the frontlines defending our state from radical leftists, cancel culture, open borders, and socialist economic policies. Our organization is comprised of Mississippians who are unwavering in the support of freedom and conservative values, and I am proud to serve alongside them. 

No matter the obstacles the radical left may put in front of us, the Mississippi Republican Party will never back down from protecting the culture that makes our state great. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help.

With your support, we will preserve our values, ensure Mississippi’s long-term success, and make our state an even better place for future generations. 

Get involved. Stay active. Vote Republican. 

Join me in keeping Mississippi Red.

To preserving liberty,

Governor Tate Reeves

FRANK BORDEAUX

13th Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party

Frank Bordeaux serves as the 13th Chairman of the Mississippi Republican Party following his unanimous election by the State Executive Committee in October 2020. Frank was recommended by Governor Tate Reeves.

An experienced and respected political leader, Frank has been active in efforts to elect Republicans his entire life, lending his expertise to campaigns for both Governor Tate Reeves and Senator Thad Cochran. He has worked at both grassroots and broad levels to promote conservative policies and candidates.

Frank is Vice President at a Mississippi-based insurance company, where he serves corporate and public clients. He is a member of the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, and Independent Insurance Agents of Mississippi.

A resident of Gulfport, Frank is a long-time advocate for quality public schools, leading the 2014 campaign for the Gulfport school bond issue to overwhelming passage. In 2015, he was honored as the Gulfport School District Parent of the Year and in 2019 was awarded the John Harral Spirit of Education Award for “exceptional commitment to strengthening educational opportunities available to all students in the Gulfport area.”

Frank serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Harrison County Development Commission, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Flag Commission, the Harrison County Republican Club and the Biloxi Businessman’s Club. He previously served as a board member of the Harrison County Republican Executive Committee, the Harrison County Republican Central Committee, Feed My Sheep soup kitchen and Gulfport Youth Sports Association.

Frank and his wife, Jacqueline, have four boys. They are members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Gulfport

Mississippi Republican Party

BACKGROUND

The Republican Party of Mississippi (MRP) was founded in 1956. The party is composed of a state executive committee, a state central committee, and affiliated clubs and coalitions, including the Mississippi Federation of Republican Women, Mississippi Federation of College Republicans and the Young Republican Federation of Mississippi.

RULES AND BYLAWS

The state party is governed by a set of rules and bylaws. Typically, these give structure to the different levels of organization—local, county, and state committees—and establish protocol for electing committee members. The bylaws also typically give details on the party’s process for nominating and sending delegates to the national party convention during presidential elections. The following is a selection of the Mississippi Republican Party’s rules.

  • 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 state-wide 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. Elected officials, when necessarily absent from the meetings of the Central Committee, may be represented by persons designated by them in writing for that purpose, who shall have all the privileges of members of the Central Committee. (VI.1)

 

  • STATE CHAIRMAN. The State Chairman shall be elected by the State Executive Committee in the manner herein set forth; shall be the Chairman of and preside at all meetings of the State Convention, State Executive Committee, and State Central Committee; shall be the chief executive officer of the Party; shall have general supervision over the affairs, activities and employees of the Party; shall make all Committee appointments unless herein or by law otherwise provided; shall be responsible for drafting and submitting a budget for approval of the State Central Committee; and shall perform such other duties as are required by law and as usually pertain to the office of Chairman, including coordination with other State and National Party leaders. (VII.1)

 

  • 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 (4) years. All vacancies in the State Executive Committee shall be filled by the Committee with a qualified elector from the appropriate Congressional District in which the vacancy occurs. (V.1-2)

 

“Mississippians understand the Republican Party is the only conservative party in our state and nation, so it is no surprise that we have made such huge gains these last several years. Grassroots leaders are key in the effort to ensure the government bodies in Mississippi—from the courthouse to the statehouse—are run by principled conservatives.”

 – MSGOP Chairman Lucien Smith