My whole life I have been standing up for others. From defending grade school friends on the playground when I was a little girl to lobbying nationally for children in our Child Advocacy Centers as an adult, I have always been a strong and passionate voice for others. It is second nature to me. I’ve always believed that we have to look out for and protect one another.

I recently found myself at the center of a national controversy surrounding the Miss America Organization. It was a painful experience, but it taught me a lot about the power of my voice. By telling my story, by petitioning for change, and by demanding resolution, I ignited a spark that fueled women – AND men – across this country to stand up, speak out, and believe that when people share their stories, positive change can occur. I told my story. It was difficult, but it sparked meaningful change. This experience transformed me.

I want to represent the people of this state because I want to be a voice for Alabamians that is clear and strong. I want to be a voice that sparks positive change. 

Today, the citizens of the third Congressional district of Alabama face many challenges. For instance, the once thriving city of Anniston has been transformed by the closure of Fort McClellan. In Talladega—home to the largest racetrack on the NASCAR cup circuit— roughly 31 percent of its residents live below the poverty level.  And Alexander City, once the home of Russell Athletic, is now challenged by the loss of 6,500 jobs since 2012.  

Even the most prosperous parts of the district face serious challenges. In Auburn—where 28,000 students reside in a town known as the loveliest village on the plains— almost 50 percent of all single mothers struggle financially to care for their children. And although my hometown Opelika has overcome significant economic and social challenges in recent years, today less than 34 percent of its K-12 students are proficient in reading. 

These are only a few of the difficult stories you will hear in communities throughout this district. From Beauregard to Sylacauga, from Loachapoka to Jackson’s Gap, Alabamians who live in District 3 have one important thing in common, they are all survivors, and their struggles have become all too common. Politicians in this area are more concerned with special interests than representing the people of District 3. For the past 16 years, the constituents of this district have been ignored, deceived, and, at times, belittled. This is not leadership. 

We deserve better. 

I want to fight for the future of Alabamians. In the coming months I will take every opportunity to get to know the citizens of our district, listen to their concerns, and focus on improving the circumstances and institutions that surround their lives. I promise to be your voice for better education, for quality jobs, for fair wages, for access to affordable healthcare, for environmental sustainability, and for gender parity.

I believe the people in Alabama District 3 deserve a strong advocate who will put their actual needs ahead of partisan rhetoric— I am that person.


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

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mallory because this district desperately needs change, and Mallory is it!”

  • endorsed

    “I am thrilled at the prospect of having a new voice speaking for me, but more importantly I am ready to have a representative who will listen to the people of AL District 3. We need someone in Congress who will actually MEET with us, listen respectfully, and not take votes for granted. We need a Representative... someone who recognizes that he can learn from the people of the district .... not someone who is dismissive of his constituency. Mallory is smart, confident, poised, an independent thinker and she will be that person.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory Hagan because of who she is and what she stands for..we the people of Alabama NEED her desperately!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory because she has shown her character to be worthy of our support and it’s time fresh, current, female voices to rise up in this state!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mallory because she is becoming involved in politics for the right reasons- not for money, not for personal acclaim, not out of hatred for anyone, but because she has a true heart for people, cares about helping the unfortunate, and will make a new kind of representative for us in Washington D C, not the same old representation that has us in the mess we are in!”

  • endorsed

    “So thrilled to have a strong woman running!”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan is a person of vision who will represent us with honesty, honor, and integrity.”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan has been an inspiration to me since she won Miss America. She would represent Alabama well.”

  • endorsed

    “She represents change for all Alabamans for a better and more just future!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory Hagan because I believe she will represent me in Congress and I appreciate so much having the chance to have this choice.”

February 18, 2018

Parkland Student Emma Gonzalez Says She Isn’t Buying It. Neither am I.

I have two young, smart, charismatic cousins: Camden and Cayson. When I made the decision to move closer to my family, a large factor in that equation was having the ability to see them grow into adults. I treasure the time I spend with them and watching them become the people they are meant to be.

Last weekend, Camden stayed with me while her parents were out of town. At one point, she laid her head on my chest and told me about about her week at school. While she spoke, I kept staring at my cousin’s precious face full of freckles and thinking about how much I loved her.  

What would my world be like without Camden and Cayson’s sweet faces?

That question brings me to tears.  

What would happen to me and my family if these beautiful children went off to school one day and never returned? I can’t imagine how we could recover. Some may say that this is an overly dramatic question, but is it? Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings. Since January, there have been 8 school shootings in the US that have resulted in death or injury.

And, it’s only February.

So, yes, when Camden and Cayson leave for school,  my family must consider this horrific possibility. And I, like so many of you, keep asking myself the same question: “How did this become the world in which we live?”

Young people are America’s greatest hope, but that hope is in jeopardy, and our political leaders seem unable to see or admit it. In the wake of yet another deadly school shooting, you hear their same tired old responses…

“Thoughts and prayers for the families.”

“It’s a people problem, not a gun problem”

“How did no one see the signs?”

“Why does this keep happening?”

“This is a mental health issue.”

One brave Parkland, Florida student, Emma Gonzalez, says she isn’t buying it.

Neither am I.

We, the people, have the power here, and now is the time to use it. Emma and other Parkland survivors are using their voices to demand the change that the American people deserve. We deserve to never look at our freckle-faced children and wonder when we send them off to school if we will ever see them alive again.

I support the Second Amendment. I believe that Americans have the freedom and the right to bear arms. But Americans also have the right to choose how guns are obtained and that is what must change.

As your candidate of Alabama’s 3rd congressional district, I support gun-safety laws that will protect the most precious and vulnerable members of our society: our children. My positions are clear and supported by data.

  • According to a November 2017 Quinnipiac University poll, 95% of Americans, including Americans with guns in the home, support a Universal background check. So do I.

  • The American Journal of Public Health shows that states with waiting period laws had 51% fewer firearm suicides and a 27% lower overall suicide rate than states without such laws. I support a  federal one-week waiting period for all firearm purchases. 

  • In a study cited by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%. I will support legislation that provides a clear definition of domestic violence and that prevents abusers from obtaining weapons.

The safety of our children is at stake. We must use our Constitutional right, exercise our voices and demand change.

Let’s do it together.

Your continued support will help make me a representative in Congress who will fight tirelessly for the children in this country, who will not be bullied by special interests, and who will always have the freckled faces of our children on my mind when I vote on legislation that affects us all.

Please donate and share with you friends. We can’t do it alone.

February 6, 2018

It's Official! We're Off and Running.

It's official!

During a press conference this morning at my mother's small business in Opelika, Alabama, I officially announced my candidacy for U.S. House of Representatives in Congressional District 3.

It has been an exciting day, but I could not have done it without your help! Thank you for pledging to contribute to the "Mallory Hagan for Congress" Campaign. Please know that your pledge will now become a verified donation. If you have any concerns regarding your pledge amount, please contact Robert Campeau directly at Robert@CrowdPac.com.

Now the real work begins.

Reaching nearly $15,000 in 8 days is a great place to start, but this campaign has big goals for the coming months. I will be spending the next hours, days, weeks and months on the phone, but I am also looking for people to commit to raising substantial dollars through their personal networks, too. We need to put cash on the board fast. Remember: this isn't just about Alabama politics. Having another vocal, intelligent woman who wants to fight for term limits, better education, job creation and affordable healthcare in the House of Representatives will positively impact us nationwide.

If you are interested in helping or want more information, please email me at Mallory@HaganforHouse.com. 

Lastly, if you are local to the District, please join us for a "Campaign Kickoff" party on February 9, 2018 at Amsterdam Café in Auburn, Alabama. From 6-9 pm, guests are invited to meet me and enjoy passed hors d'oeuvres. I hope to see you there! 

In the meantime, thank you for being a part of this exciting update. I look forward to many more to come!


-Mallory Hagan

Candidate, U.S. House of Representatives

Alabama District 3

Campaign created!

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

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mallory because this district desperately needs change, and Mallory is it!”

  • endorsed

    “I am thrilled at the prospect of having a new voice speaking for me, but more importantly I am ready to have a representative who will listen to the people of AL District 3. We need someone in Congress who will actually MEET with us, listen respectfully, and not take votes for granted. We need a Representative... someone who recognizes that he can learn from the people of the district .... not someone who is dismissive of his constituency. Mallory is smart, confident, poised, an independent thinker and she will be that person.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory Hagan because of who she is and what she stands for..we the people of Alabama NEED her desperately!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory because she has shown her character to be worthy of our support and it’s time fresh, current, female voices to rise up in this state!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Mallory because she is becoming involved in politics for the right reasons- not for money, not for personal acclaim, not out of hatred for anyone, but because she has a true heart for people, cares about helping the unfortunate, and will make a new kind of representative for us in Washington D C, not the same old representation that has us in the mess we are in!”

  • endorsed

    “So thrilled to have a strong woman running!”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan is a person of vision who will represent us with honesty, honor, and integrity.”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan has been an inspiration to me since she won Miss America. She would represent Alabama well.”

  • endorsed

    “She represents change for all Alabamans for a better and more just future!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory Hagan because I believe she will represent me in Congress and I appreciate so much having the chance to have this choice.”

  • endorsed

    “I support Mallory Hagan because she’s trustworthy, convicted and plans to make positive changes for the state of Alabama!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Because we need strong leadership and fresh ideas!”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan is a breath of fresh air compared to the incumbent. She seems to care about all of the issues that are important to me”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Lee county is in need of someone who cares about people - all people, not just wealthy white people. Mallory is person centered and that goes a long way. Those are my American values.”

  • endorsed

    “Mallory Hagan will fight for all Alabamians. Her opponent, Mike Rogers is in the pocket of special interest groups and is not interested about the concerns of his constituents. Looking forward to helping get her elected to office.”

  • endorsed

    “It's time for change in District 3. Mallory Hagan is the perfect candidate to challenge Mike Rogers. She's concerned, smart, and driven. Go Mallory!”