Mississippi Manufacturers Endorse Delbert Hosemann for Re-Election as Lt. Governor

Jackson, Miss.—The Mississippi Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (MMA PAC), which represents manufacturers across the state, endorsed Delbert Hosemann in his bid for re-election for Lt. Governor today. MMA President and Chief Executive Officer John McKay said Hosemann’s record on workforce development and his advocacy for pro-business legislation earned their continued support.

“As Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann was a champion for industry, spotlighting the challenges the state faces in growing a skilled workforce and increasing our labor force participation rate,” McKay said. “When he became Lt. Governor, Delbert immediately went to work implementing his plans to address these issues while engaging with business, economic development, and community leaders every step of the way.”

Under Hosemann’s leadership, the Mississippi Senate consolidated workforce development efforts under one agency—Accelerate Mississippi. Since then, with the Legislature’s support, Accelerate has refocused resources on training for high-demand, high-wage jobs in the State and implemented a career coaching program in K-12 schools.

“The MMA has been at the forefront of reshaping our workforce development efforts. This has resulted in equipping more Mississippians with the critical skills they need to find a meaningful job and provide for their families,” Hosemann said. “We are grateful for MMA’s continued support and look forward to even more progress in the next term.”

In his first term as Lt. Governor, Hosemann also oversaw the:

  • Creation of MFlex, a performance-based, easy-to-calculate economic development tax incentive for new or expanding industry;
  • Reduction of the personal income tax to a flat 4% rate, one of the most competitive in the country, without raising taxes; and
  • Restructuring of tax deductions to allow businesses to take an immediate and full deduction for equipment the year it is put into service, rather than requiring deductions based on depreciation over time.

Elected as Lt. Governor in 2019 with more than 60 percent of the vote. Hosemann’s platform centers on securing Mississippi’s elections, cutting taxes on working people, addressing crime in our communities, investing in our roads and bridges, growing our economy, improving educational opportunities, and running state government as efficiently as possible.

As a steadfast conservative who spent most of his career as a businessman in the private sector, Hosemann served as Secretary of State before Mississippians voted to promote him to Lieutenant Governor. Raised in Warren County, Mississippi, Hosemann spent the majority of his professional life as a businessman. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Notre Dame, a law degree from Ole Miss, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. Delbert and Lynn Hosemann have three children and eight grandchildren.

The Primary Election is on August 8, 2023, followed by the General Election on November 7, 2023.

For more information about the campaign, visit www.delberthosemann.com.

Hosemann Endorsed by National Rifle Association

Fairfax, Va. (NRA-PVF) — The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Delbert Hosemann for lieutenant governor of Mississippi in the 2019 primary election.

“Delbert Hosemann strongly supports our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and will protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners,” said Jason Ouimet, chairman, NRA-PVF. “The NRA encourages all freedom-loving Mississippians to vote Hosemann for lieutenant governor on Aug. 6.”

Hosemann has an “A” rating from the NRA-PVF. This rating is reserved for solidly pro-gun and pro-hunting candidates who support our right to keep and bear arms.

“If elected, Hosemann will work hard to protect the rights of law-abiding Mississippi gun owners,” concluded Ouimet. ​


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