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Lobbying and Government Relations 2019

Mississippi's Top 50 Most Influential

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Elliot Flaggs, Cornerstone Government Affairs


Elliott Flaggs has experience in both state government as well as experience “inside the beltway”.  Now, armed with a law degree, he’s brought all that experience together to become one of the more effective lobbyists in the state Capitol.

Elliott Flaggs is a Vice President at Cornerstone Government Affairs’ Jackson, MS, office where he advocates for a broad array of clients with issues pertaining to state and municipal government, budget and appropriations, drafting legislation, business development and public and community relations. Before joining Cornerstone, he served as a special assistant attorney general and legislative liaison for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood.

Prior to his work at the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, Elliott attended Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering (B.A., 2007). After graduation, he was accepted into the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation – Walmart Emerging Leaders Program where he worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for Congressman G.K. Butterfield (North Carolina – District 1). Subsequently, he attended The University of Mississippi School of Law and graduated cum laude (J.D., 2012).

Elliott is an active member of the Mississippi Bar Association, Jackson Young Lawyers, 100 Black Men of Jackson, Phoenix Club of Jackson and Jackson Professional Group. He is an incorporator and former board member of The First Tee of Central Mississippi, an international youth development organization that introduces the game of golf and its inherent values through character building. Additionally, he is a 2015-16 graduate of Leadership Greater Jackson and serves on their board of trustees. Elliott also devotes his time to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mississippi as a board member.

Some of Elliott’s awards and honors include being recognized for his community service efforts as an American Cancer Society – Best Dressed Jackson honoree in 2016, a Top Politician and Politico Under 35 in Mississippi by the Clarion Ledger in 2017, a Top 10 Finalist in the Mississippi Business Journal’s 2018 Top 50 Under 40 class and a member of the PORTICO 15 Class of 2019, a statewide recognition for attorneys in Mississippi.