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. 

With your help, we can get better representation for North Mississippi. Please donate, endorse, and share! 

Thank you, 

Randy


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Renee Joslyn endorsed

    “Here's a novelty: A person of science in a position to influence science-based decision making! I'm in!”

  • Laurie Richlovsky endorsed

    “My daughter thinks he will do a really good job representing MS 1st District in the U.S. Congress. Plus, he's a reality-based person.”

  • Cristen Hemmins endorsed

    “Randy is a smart guy who cares about North Mississippi and SCIENCE! He will be a good steward of our resources, both ecological and human. He will fight for working Mississippians, and make decisions and policy based on reason and insight gleaned from studying the issues. We need this type of person in Congress.”

  • Patti O'Sullivan endorsed

    “I support Randy Watkins because he believes women can make their own health decisions and that women should not be penalized by health insurers because they ensure the survival of the human race.”

  • Eddie Gonzalez endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because of his use of multiple viewpoints and evidence in making effective policies.”

  • John Lobur endorsed

    “I endorse Randy because he combines down home north Mississippi roots with recognized expertise fighting cancer through his research. Randy cares deeply about the struggles folks face and that's why he's my choice.”

  • Kevin Ashley endorsed

    “Randy understands how the system works and that the only way to have an effect is to be part of it.”

  • Buffy Choinski endorsed

    “I endorse Randy Wadkins because north Mississippi needs a representative who is engaged with his constituents.”

April 10, 2017

Our first goal has been reached!

Thank you so much to everyone who has donated to help us reach our first goal of $10,000. To have achieved that in 3 days is phenomenal. We will win with your continued support!  We are working on getting our platform message together, having some graphics made, and a web page completed.  Stay tuned! 

April 7, 2017

Campaign created!

Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • Charles endorsed

  • Kris Belden-Adams endorsed

  • Renee Joslyn endorsed

    “Here's a novelty: A person of science in a position to influence science-based decision making! I'm in!”

  • Laurie Richlovsky endorsed

    “My daughter thinks he will do a really good job representing MS 1st District in the U.S. Congress. Plus, he's a reality-based person.”

  • Cristen Hemmins endorsed

    “Randy is a smart guy who cares about North Mississippi and SCIENCE! He will be a good steward of our resources, both ecological and human. He will fight for working Mississippians, and make decisions and policy based on reason and insight gleaned from studying the issues. We need this type of person in Congress.”

  • Tiffany Bensen endorsed

  • Patti O'Sullivan endorsed

    “I support Randy Watkins because he believes women can make their own health decisions and that women should not be penalized by health insurers because they ensure the survival of the human race.”

  • Eddie Gonzalez endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because of his use of multiple viewpoints and evidence in making effective policies.”

  • John Lobur endorsed

    “I endorse Randy because he combines down home north Mississippi roots with recognized expertise fighting cancer through his research. Randy cares deeply about the struggles folks face and that's why he's my choice.”

  • David Roederer endorsed

  • Kevin Ashley endorsed

    “Randy understands how the system works and that the only way to have an effect is to be part of it.”

  • Leslie Fye endorsed

  • kate cosnahan endorsed

  • Laura Sheppardson endorsed

  • Elizabeth Stephan endorsed

  • marta chevalier endorsed

  • Tamara Warhol endorsed

  • Buffy Choinski endorsed

    “I endorse Randy Wadkins because north Mississippi needs a representative who is engaged with his constituents.”