Jordan Russell, communication director for 1st District U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee, R-Tupelo, has resigned and begins work Monday for U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s re-election campaign.
Russell, an Oxford resident, served his final day for Nunnelee on Friday. He announced his decision and the change in an e-mail to press contacts in the 1st District and elsewhere.
Russell, who worked for Nunnelee for three years,, will be replaced by Elizabeth Parks.
Cochran, who has served in the Senate for almost 36 years, was elected to the U.S. House in 1972 and to the U.S. Senate in 1978.
Cochran is opposed in the GOP primary by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, a Republican from Jones County.