Starkville, Miss.—Bully Bloc announced today its support for Delbert Hosemann in his bid for Lieutenant Governor.
“We’ve enjoyed a great working relationship with Secretary Hosemann over the years and look forward to continuing this relationship in promoting Mississippi’s Institutions of Higher Learning,” said Camp Murphy, Bully Bloc Chairman and Mississippi State University alumnus. “We are thankful Secretary Hosemann understands the contributions of our IHLs, in both education and research, toward the advancement of our State.”
Bully Bloc is a non-partisan group of friends and alumni of Mississippi State committed to electing political leaders who will make sure the interests of the university and higher education are advanced.
“For our State to succeed, our public schools must succeed — and that includes our public community colleges and universities,” Hosemann said. “We must continue to support the opportunities this premier research institution provides our students and our entire State.”
As Mississippi’s current Secretary of State, Hosemann has partnered with Mississippi State on a variety of projects including the SMART Business Act, which was enacted in 2013 to stimulate private investment in research and development through partnerships with public universities.
“From super computers to the political and public policy powerhouse of the Stennis Institute, Mississippi State is poised to help move our State forward with its knowledge, resources, and innovative spirit,” added Hosemann, a steadfast conservative who spent most of his career as a businessman in the private sector.
Hosemann’s platform touches several major areas centered on growing Mississippi’s economy. These include: refocusing on skills training and increasing the State’s educated workforce; reducing unnecessary regulations and streamlining state government; encouraging small business and start-up growth; shoring up aging infrastructure; and improving access to healthcare and improving health outcomes.
Hosemann announced his campaign for Lieutenant Governor in early January with a three-day tour to businesses in Vicksburg, Brookhaven, Columbus, DeSoto County, Greenwood, Hattiesburg, Meridian, Rankin County, Tupelo, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Since then, Hosemann and his wife, Lynn—along with campaign staff and dozens of volunteers—have been on the road participating in forums, roundtables, festivals, and other events across the State.
The Republican Primary Election in Mississippi is Tuesday, August 6, 2019. For more information about the campaign, visit www.delberthosemann.com.