A Man You Can Trust
Elected in November 2007, the Honorable Delbert Hosemann serves as Mississippi’s eighth Secretary of State since 1900. He was re-elected to his third term in Office in 2015.
Secretary Hosemann is committed to serving the public with open and fair government. In the short time since he was elected, he has worked tirelessly to ensure the integrity of Mississippi’s vote, ethically manage state lands to guarantee the future for our children, and make our State more business-friendly and attractive for economic development.
Secretary Hosemann, along with his wife Lynn, is an advocate for and was instrumental in the successful effort to reform insurance laws in Mississippi to include coverage of treatment for autism. As a result, in 2015, H.B. 885 passed the Mississippi legislature, mandating health insurance policies to provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children age two to eight. The law also created the Mississippi Autism Board, which is tasked with licensing behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts in the State.Read more
In his spare time, Secretary Hosemann is an avid hunter and marathoner. He belongs to the National Rifle Association, Delta Wildlife Foundation, Ducks Unlimited, and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. He has completed both the New York Marathon and the Boston Marathon and represented Mississippi in the Senior Olympics.
Raised in Warren County, Mississippi, Secretary Hosemann comes to the position with a background in Business and Taxation Law. He has his undergraduate 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 Phelps Dunbar, LLP, and was selected to the Best Lawyers in America for 18 consecutive years. Secretary Hosemann also served his country in the United States Army Reserves.
Meet the Hosemanns
Delbert has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 47 years. They are extremely proud of their three children: Kristen, Chad, and Mark; and grandchildren Grace, Nora Lynn, Carson, Charlie, Manse, and Charlotte.