Randy Wadkins for Congress
Candidate for MS, 1st Congressional District, primary (2018)
I’m Randy Wadkins from Oxford MS and I’m running in 2018 to represent the Mississippi 1st Congressional District.
Mississippians, like all Americans, deserve access to affordable health care, a superior public education, and good paying 21st century jobs. I want to work hard to make that happen. That’s why I’m running for Congress.
Originally from Iuka MS (born February 14, 1965), I’ve taught chemistry at the University of Mississippi for the last 14 years. My research focuses on developing improved antitumor drugs to treat cancer.
In 2015-2016, I worked as a Science & Technology Congressional Fellow in Washington, DC where I analyzed healthcare policy for Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN, Memphis). My scientific experience gave me the ability to critically analyze complex issues, a skill that is needed to get a handle on large issues such as healthcare. I learned about the complex mess that is the current US healthcare system. I saw that Washington sorely needs representatives who can tackle complex issues that affect our lives every day.
My experience working for Congressman Cohen has inspired me to run for Congress myself, to represent my home district in Mississippi. As a son of North Mississippi, I want to be a representative who reaches out to, and listens to, his constituents, even if we might sometimes disagree. I want to write policy and laws that help improve the lives of all of us.
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