Current Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has announced his plans for the upcoming elections.
During The Gallo Show on SuperTalk Mississippi Wednesday morning, Hosemann announced that he will be running for Lt. Governor. Until now, Hosemann had been noncommittal on the upcoming race for some time, but continued to say that he would be “a little bit higher on the ballot”.
“I am running because I have seven grandchildren and I want Mississippi to be better,” Hosemann told News Mississippi. “When I look back on all the opportunities that were given to me and my family when I came here and the generations that we have been in Mississippi, I just want to make it a little bit better place. I think with the 12 years I’ve had in the Secretary of State and 30 years of business, I think I can help.”
Hosemann has served as the Secretary of State since 2008 and has continued to push the importance of an educated workforce in the state, voter turnout in all elections, and the ethical management of state lands.
In the upcoming race, Hosemann will be running against Jay Hughes, a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives from Lafayette.
Current Lt. Governor Tate Reeves’ term expires this year, and he is running for Governor.