Delbert Hosemann announces run for lieutenant governor

“I want to be a part of leaving a better educated, healthier, and more prosperous Mississippi to our children and grandchildren.”

Delbert Hosemann announces run for lieutenant governor
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will run for Lieutenant Governor in the 2019 general election. (Photo source: Twitter/@DelbertHosemann)

RANKIN COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announced his bid for Lieutenant Governor Wednesday.

Hosemann kicked off a ten-stop, statewide announcement tour at KLLM Transport, a Rankin County business which has grown from a small entity to employing thousands in a matter of decades.

“I want to be a part of leaving a better educated, healthier, and more prosperous Mississippi to our children and grandchildren,” Hosemann said. “The next Lieutenant Governor will have a significant impact on your future and our future.”

Refocusing on small Mississippi businesses and helping them thrive will be a cornerstone of Hosemann’s campaign, along with education, healthcare, and infrastructure.

“Businesses have told us their biggest need is an educated workforce,” Hosemann said. “We need to start training our workforce of tomorrow today, and we need to recognize and value the leaders in this effort—our teachers in our classrooms.”

Hoesmann was raised in Warren County, Mississippi and spent the majority of his professional life as a businessman.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Notre Dame, a law degree from Ole Miss, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. He is a former partner of Jackson-based law firm Phelps Dunbar, LLP. Hosemann also served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

Hosemann is married to the former Lynn Lagen. Delbert and Lynn Hosemann have three children, Kristen, Chad, and Mark; and seven grandchildren, Grace, Nora Lynn, Carson, Charlie, Manse, Charlotte, and Howard Delbert (the newest—at four days old).

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