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!

  • pam davidson endorsed

    “I want democrats to take over the house and get trump out of office!”

  • Molly Pasco-Pranger endorsed

    “Sending Randy to Washington means sending a well-informed voice of reason. He knows North Mississippi and wants to represent us.”

  • Brian Dorr endorsed

    “I support Randy because I want a pragmatic scientist who will fight for his constituents in congress!”

  • Karin Lee endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because he is ready to represent ALL of his constituents, regardless of party affiliation. He will make a difference for all citizens of his district and he will work hard to represent us. I am ready for change!”

  • Jason Derrick endorsed

    “Randy will do the right thing for everyone he represents.”

  • August Rain endorsed

    “I think that Randy very sincerely supports education and understands the importance of funding the University of Mississippi at a level that will allow the University to maintain its Carnegie ranking of R1--high research activity. I hope that Randy can participate in helping Mississippi move forward with a comprehensive international stature flagship university.”

  • Sharon Lobert endorsed

    “Randy has the experience to lead and knows how government works. He is a standard bearer for Democratic values.”

  • Shanna Head endorsed

    “Because I believe that you can believe in both God and science. Science equals progress!”

  • Eunice Benton endorsed

    “We need representatives like Randy Wadkins who will shoot straight with us and who value people over profits and factual information over fake news -- and who will show up to listen to their constituents no matter their party affiliation! Thanks for your leadership, Randy!!”

  • Deborah Mower endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because it is essential to have leaders in politics who are informed and educated persons, particularly about science.”

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! 

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

  • Kayla Hester endorsed

  • Hanfei Wang endorsed

  • pam davidson endorsed

    “I want democrats to take over the house and get trump out of office!”

  • Molly Pasco-Pranger endorsed

    “Sending Randy to Washington means sending a well-informed voice of reason. He knows North Mississippi and wants to represent us.”

  • Brian Dorr endorsed

    “I support Randy because I want a pragmatic scientist who will fight for his constituents in congress!”

  • S.O.C.K.S. USA endorsed

  • Lorelei Ford endorsed

  • Lance Herrington endorsed

  • Karin Lee endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because he is ready to represent ALL of his constituents, regardless of party affiliation. He will make a difference for all citizens of his district and he will work hard to represent us. I am ready for change!”

  • Barbara O'Regan endorsed

  • Jason Derrick endorsed

    “Randy will do the right thing for everyone he represents.”

  • Paige Osborn endorsed

  • August Rain endorsed

    “I think that Randy very sincerely supports education and understands the importance of funding the University of Mississippi at a level that will allow the University to maintain its Carnegie ranking of R1--high research activity. I hope that Randy can participate in helping Mississippi move forward with a comprehensive international stature flagship university.”

  • Sharon Lobert endorsed

    “Randy has the experience to lead and knows how government works. He is a standard bearer for Democratic values.”

  • Shanna Head endorsed

  • Shanna Head endorsed

    “Because I believe that you can believe in both God and science. Science equals progress!”

  • Lori Wahlstrom endorsed

  • Joe Cremaldi endorsed

  • Micah Baruch Milinovich endorsed

  • Bjoern Claassen endorsed

  • C. R. Resetarits endorsed

  • Eunice Benton endorsed

    “We need representatives like Randy Wadkins who will shoot straight with us and who value people over profits and factual information over fake news -- and who will show up to listen to their constituents no matter their party affiliation! Thanks for your leadership, Randy!!”

  • Manisha Gupta endorsed

  • Gayle Beard endorsed

  • laurie denise bryant endorsed

  • Helene Sinnreich endorsed

  • Sharon Lobert endorsed

  • Deborah Mower endorsed

    “I support Randy Wadkins because it is essential to have leaders in politics who are informed and educated persons, particularly about science.”

  • Barbara Lowe endorsed

    “Any man who spends a significant amount of time in Washington and still believes that he can make a positive difference gets my vote!”

  • Alexander J Moseson endorsed