Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann announces Re-Election Plans
Jackson, Miss.-Secrtary of State Delbert Hosemann filed qualifying papers to seek re-election as Secretary of State in 2015 at the Mississippi Republican Party Headquarters today.
"Lynn and I are humbled by the encouragement of so many Mississippians," says Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. "When the citizens of this Great State hired me, I was determined to make Mississippi a better place for my grandchildren. From day one, I have worked to fund education for our children, encourage economic development and create jobs by implementing the best business laws in the country, protect and preserve our natural resources, and ethically manage our elections."
On January 30, 2015, Secretary Hosemann reported approximately $1,007,172 cash on hand.
"I've never been a career politician, and my decisions are not politically motivated. I have a proven record for doing what is I believe is right for Mississippians," says Secretary Hosemann. "There is still work to be done as Secretary of State, and I hope the citizens of Mississippi will allow me to complete the work we have started in the next four years."
Since taking office, Secretary Hosemann has:
- Requested a decrease in his budget this year of $845,000.
- Implemented a constitutional Voter ID requirement in our State. Mississippi was the only State in recent years to avoid a federal lawsuit when implementing this constitutional requirement, saving millions of tax dollars in potential legal fees.
- Proposed some of the most innovative and business friendly business law reforms in the nation to encourage businesses to open their doors or expand in Mississippi, creating countless jobs.
- Encouraged small business growth by cutting business filing fees and eliminating unnecessary and often burdensome paper filings.
- Increased the amount generated from public lands to the highest amount recorded in 2015--$89,342,384. These funds go directly to the education of our schoolchildren.
Secretary Hosemann will be seeking a third consecutive term in 2015.