Secretary of State | About Delbert Hosemann

Elected in November 2007, the Honorable Delbert Hosemann serves as Mississippi’s eighth Secretary of State since 1900. 

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 has long served the citizens of the State of Mississippi.  Delbert was Chairman of the Board of Mississippi Blood Services and Treasurer of the Jackson Medical Mall Association and served on the Board of Directors for Jackson State University Development Foundation.  He was a Paul Harris Fellow and is a member of the North Jackson Rotary Club.    Some of his accolades include the George L. Phillips Community Service Award from the US Department of Justice in appreciation for his distinguished service as Chairman of Project Safe Neighborhoods, and for his efforts in the Hurricane Katrina First Responder Assistance Project.  Delbert was also awarded the J. Tate Thigpen Award for exemplary leadership, support, and commitment to the American Red Cross.  

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 Masters 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.  

Delbert has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 41 years.  They are extremely proud of their three children: Kristen, Chad, and Mark; and grandchildren Grace, Nora Lynn, Carson, and Charlie.

To contact Secretary Hosemann, send an e-mail to E-mail Delbert Hosemann.


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