Vicksburg Mayor’s chief of staff resigns, accepts position with Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves

Published 7:11 pm Sunday, September 26, 2021

Sam Andrews announced on Sunday that he is resigning from his position with the City of Vicksburg Mayor’s Office to accept an offer from the Mississippi Governor’s Office as special assistant and advisor to Chief of Staff Parker Briden.

For the past three years, Andrews served as chief of staff and executive assistant to Mayor George Flaggs, Jr.

“Working for Mayor Flaggs has been an honor and an educational experience of a lifetime,” Andrews said. “I, along with so many others, look forward to the continued progress of Vicksburg because of Mayor Flaggs’ willingness to serve. I’ve seen it firsthand — this city is a better place because of his honesty, integrity and leadership.”

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Andrews, now 26, was hired by Flaggs in July 2018.

“Sam has served the city well and he’s going to do well in the governor’s office,” Flaggs said. “I commend him for taking that kind of position and it will continue to put Vicksburg in a pathway to be able to work and collaborate with state government.”

Flaggs said he is looking for a new chief of staff, adding, “I have something by the end of the week.”

Andrews said he had no plans to depart his position before the end of Flaggs’ third term as mayor but could not pass up the opportunity to serve under Reeves’ administration.

“I’m extremely grateful to Governor Reeves and Chief of Staff Parker Briden for this opportunity and am looking forward to the work ahead,” Andrews said.

Andrews said he plans to continue living in Vicksburg while working for Reeves.