Delbert Hosemann

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Delbert Hosemann
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Mississippi Secretary of State
Incumbent
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
2011
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorEric Clark (D)
Compensation
Base salary$90,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 2007
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNotre Dame University (1969)
J.D.University of Mississippi (1972)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army Reserves
Personal
Birthday1947
Place of birthVicksburg, Mississippi
Websites
Office website
Delbert Hosemann, Jr. (born 1947 in Vicksburg, Mississippi) is the current Republican Mississippi Secretary of State. He was first elected to the statewide position in 2007 and won re-election in 2011.

Biography

A Warren County native, Hosemann studied business administration at Notre Dame University before enrolling in the University of Mississippi Law School. After graduating with his juris doctor, he continued his studies at New York University, earning a L.L.M. in taxation. In his legal career, Hosemann specialized in business and tax law. A former partner of Phelps Dunbar, LLP, he was selected to the best lawyers in America 18 years in a row. He has also served in the United States Army Reserves.[1]

He is a member of the Coastal Conservation Association, the Delta Wildlife Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, the Mississippi Track Club, the Mississippi Wildlife Federation, the National Rifle Association, the North Jackson Rotary Club, and the American Red Cross. He was Chairman of the Board of Mississippi Blood Services and the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Jackson State University Development Foundation, volunteered with the Hurricane Katrina First Assistant Project, and is a past Chairman of Project Safe Neighborhoods.[2][1]

Hosemann has completed both the New York and Boston Marathons, and represented Mississippi in the Senior Olympics. He currently resides in Jackson with Lynn, his wife of 40 years. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.[1]

Education

  • New York University: L.L.M. in taxation, 1973
  • The University of Mississippi: J.D., 1972
  • Notre Dame University: Bachelor in Business Administration, 1969

Political career

Mississippi Secretary of State (2007-present)

Hosemann has served as Secretary of State since 2008. Since taking office, he has worked to increase the transparency and accountability within the state.[3]

Acting in his capacity as commissioner of public lands, he fulfilled a campaign promise to post all 16th Section leases on the agency's website, and continues to work cooperatively with the Department of Marine Resources and the Nature Conservancy to acquire and protect more state lands. As chief election officer, he has traveled throughout Mississippi, and overseas to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan to promote voter education programs and give voters a forum in which to voice their concerns about elections.[3]

Duties

See also: Mississippi Secretary of State

Article 6, Section 133 of the Mississippi Constitution details the initial duties of the secretary of state:

... and shall be keeper of the capitol; he shall keep a correct register of all official acts and proceedings of the governor; and shall, when required, lay the same, and all papers, minutes, and vouchers relative thereto, before the legislature, and he shall perform such other duties as may be required of him by law...

The roles and responsibilities of the office of Secretary of State have necessarily evolved since the Constitution was written. Click [show] for more information about these expanded roles:







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Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Delbert Hosemann endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Elections

2011

See also: Mississippi secretary of state election, 2011

On February 24, 2011, Hosemann announced his intention to run for re-election in 2011.[9] He handily defeated Gulfport City Council President Richard "Ricky" Dombrowski in the August 2 Republican primary and was unopposed in the November general election. Originally, Reform Party candidate John Luke Pannell had filed to run but his name did not appear on the ballot.[10]

Secretary of State -- Republican primary results
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Delbert Hosemann Approveda 83%
     Republican Party Richard "Ricky" Dombrowski 17%
Total Votes 268,137


2007

2007 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary [11]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Delbert Hosemann 56.2%
     Republican Party Mike Lott 32.5%
     Republican Party Jeffrey Rupp 9.4%
     Republican Party Gene Sills 4.3%
Total Votes 189,756
Mississippi
2007 Race for Secretary of State - General Election [12]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Delbert Hosemann 58.2%
     Democratic Party Robert H. Smith 41.8%
Total Votes 730,146

Campaign contributions

Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Delbert Hosemann's donors each year.[13] Click [show] for more information.


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Contact Information

Capitol Address:
Mississippi Secretary of State
P.O. Box 136
Jackson, MS 39205-0136

Phone: (601) 359-1350
Fax: (601) 359-1499

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Clark (D)
Mississippi Secretary of State
2008–present
Succeeded by
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