Credit: DelbertHosemann.com news release
From the largest tax cut in Mississippi history to major investments in infrastructure and teacher compensation, Delbert Hosemann has tackled a lot in his first three years as Lieutenant Governor.
Citing new challenges and opportunities, Hosemann filed qualifying paperwork for reelection Thursday with the Republican Party.
Hosemann is announcing his bid for a second term as Lieutenant Governor with a three-day, 10-stop tour at businesses and other community venues in and around Jackson, the Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Columbus, Tupelo, DeSoto County, Greenwood, Natchez, and Brookhaven.
“As a father and grandfather, I care about making Mississippi an even better place for all of our children and grandchildren—and this work is never really done,” Hosemann said. “We are grateful for the support we have received for our responsible, conservative approach to running state government. We want to continue to find solutions to the kitchen table issues Mississippians care about: jobs, inflation, schools, healthcare systems, and infrastructure.”
Elected in 2019 with more than 60 percent of the vote, Hosemann’s first term has been marked with multiple conservative policy wins. These include reducing the income tax rate to 4 percent, one of the lowest rates in the country; reducing the state’s debt; providing a $6,000 raise, on average, for teachers; streamlining workforce development efforts; increasing access to high-speed broadband internet; and investing hundreds of millions of dollars in roads, bridges, ports, water and sewer, and other infrastructure.
Hosemann also brought transparency to the Mississippi Senate, which now webcasts all committee work and floor debate.
Hosemann’s platform centers on growing Mississippi’s economy by training an educated workforce; reorganizing state government; encouraging small business and start-up growth; shoring up aging infrastructure; and improving access to healthcare and health outcomes.
As a steadfast conservative who spent most of his career as a businessman in the private sector, Hosemann served as Secretary of State before Mississippians voted to promote him to Lieutenant Governor. In this role, he overhauled the state’s business laws, raised more than $1 billion for public schools through 16th Section land reform, and implemented voter ID to secure Mississippi’s elections.
Raised in Warren County, Mississippi, Hosemann 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 Reserve.
Delbert and Lynn Hosemann have three children, Kristen, Chad, and Mark; and eight grandchildren, Grace, Nora Lynn, Carson, Charlie, Manse, Charlotte, Howard Delbert, and Bobby.