Lt. Governor debate highlights platforms for Hosemann, Hughes
Screenshot courtesy of WJTV

Last night, the candidates in the race for Lt. Governor met for a debate as they attempt to earn your vote on November 5th. 

Republican Delbert Hosemann and Democrat Jay Hughes fielded questions regarding teacher pay, education, committee assignments in the Senate, the minimum wage in Mississippi, infrastructure, healthcare and the state flag. 

Hosemann has served as Mississippi’s Secretary of State since 2008, and Hughes has represented Lafayette County in the MS House of Representatives since 2016. 

The debate was hosted by WJTV’s Byron Brown. The debate, which was also aired live on SuperTalk Mississippi, can be viewed below.  

Timestamps: 

1:25 – Why do you want to be Lt. Governor and why are you the most qualified? 

5:13 – Which committee assignments do you believe are in the most drastic need of change?

8:27 – As Lt. Governor, how would go about raising teacher pay and by how much?

10:55 – Would you use public money to pay for private school vouchers?

11:50 – How much importance would you place on an equal pay lay during the 2020 session?

13:40 – Is it time to raise the minimum wage in Mississippi?

14:55 – What is your plan to deal with the infrastructure needs in the state?

19:05 – Should Mississippi accept money available from the ‘Affordable Care Act’?

22:16 – Is time to change the state flag, and as Lt. Governor, how would you handle the issue?

25:00 – Closing statements