JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says he plans to seek reelection. He made the announcement on the same day his office won a victory in the state house, when it comes to 16th section land.
Hosemann was surrounded by business and political leaders, who say they like his business savvy approach to government while making his announcement at Primos in Flowood.
Hosemann says, "We've got great plans were going to online filing for corporations, we've decreased filing fees for Mississippi small businesses this year so we got done things most people would like to see their businesses run the same way were running the secretary of states office."
Hosemann prides himself in helping shrink the size of government since being elected, his office's budget shrunk 2 million in three years.
Ridgeland Mayor Gene McGee who was present told WLBT, "He's done a great job as Secretary of State, supports open government which we support also the thing with voter id I think is very important."
Pelahatchie Mayor Knox Ross says,"The business friendly atmosphere of the Secretary of State has been very good, he's got that background he knows what businesses need and every things transparent."
As Hosemann met with his supporters, he also won a small victory at the capitol, a Senate committee killed a bill that would have weakened his ability to approve leases on 16th section land.
The proposal would have allowed school boards and county supervisors to by-pass his office in the land lease approval process.
Hosemann is also setting his sights on getting a voter ID law implemented in the near future.
Hosemann says, "No person should ever feel intimidated when they vote, we need to make sure everyone has id to come vote that's what the citizens want I think in Mississippi, so I think the implementation part of it , getting out is going to be very important to make sure we have nobody that has the inability to vote."
Hosemann say's he's made promoting economic development and creating jobs top priorities, as he seeks his second term. He is unopposed in the race at this time.
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