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  Wicker, Roger
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NameRoger Wicker
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Tupelo, Mississippi , United States
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Born July 05, 1951 (67 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Social Security Privatization -
InfoUnited States Congressman Roger F. Wicker has served Mississippi's First Congressional District since 1995. He was re-elected to a fifth term in 2002. Prior to going to Congress, he was elected to two terms in the Mississippi State Senate, serving from 1987-1994.

Wicker?s leadership abilities have been recognized by his colleagues in Washington. He serves as a member of the leadership team in the House as deputy majority whip. In 2001, he was elected to the Republican Policy Committee, which is the policy-making arm of the majority party in the House. He was re-elected to that position in 2003.

The Congressman landed a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee in 1995,and he continues to serve on the panel. He is a member of three Appropriations subcommittees, including Labor, Health and Human Services and Education; Defense; and Foreign Operations. In 2003, he assumed additional legislative duties when he was named to the Budget Committee. He was also elected chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus.

Rep. Wicker has been a strong supporter of health care research activities from his position on the Labor, HHS, Education Subcommittee. His efforts to fight heart disease were recognized by the American Heart Association which presented the Congressman with its 1998 National Public Service Award. He was honored for developing an initiative to fund new, state-based disease prevention strategies and information activities. His work is helping educate more Americans about heart disease risk factors and how to reduce those risks.

The Congressman has been active in support of cancer research programs at the National Cancer Institute, diabetes research, and he has been recognized twice as a ?champion? of polio eradication for his work on efforts to wipe out polio worldwide. He has also been instrumental in bringing more research funding to Mississippi universities to conduct studies on a wide range of health-related projects to fight disease and improve the quality of life.

Rep. Wicker has been involved in activities to spur economic development and bring jobs to Mississippi. His advocacy for programs such as the Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration has led to hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment in predominately rural areas. He worked to secure federal approval to transfer the property and assets at NASA?s Yellow Creek site in Tishomingo County to the state of Mississippi. The initiative also included $10 million from the NASA budget to market the site for private development. He was also instrumental in bringing the $500 million lignite coal electric generation facility to Choctaw County. He was honored in 1999 by the National Association of Manufacturers for supporting policies which ?recognize manufacturing?s pivotal role in the U. S. economy.?

A native of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Roger is 51 years old. The son of former Circuit Judge and Mrs. Fred Wicker, Roger was educated in the public schools of Pontotoc. He received his B.A. and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. While at the University, Roger served as the Associated Student Body President.

Rep. Wicker has served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. At the conclusion of his active duty, he became Counsel to then-Congressman Trent Lott on the House Rules Committee in 1980. In 1987, he became the first Republican elected to the state Senate from North Mississippi this century.

Active in the community, the Congressman is a member of the Community Development Foundation and the Lions Club, where he has served as vice president. He is a member of the Tupelo First Baptist Church where he and Gayle have taught the fourth grade Sunday School class. He is also a member of the choir. Roger is a deacon and formerly served as chairman of the deacons at First Baptist Church.

He is married to the former Gayle Long of Tupelo. They have three children, Margaret (age 23), Caroline (age 19), and McDaniel (age 16).



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
01/01/2017-03/31/2017 Morning Consult 52.00% ( 0.0) 25.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0)
11/04/2011-11/06/2011 Public Policy Polling 56.00% ( 5.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 5.0)
03/24/2011-03/27/2011 Public Policy Polling 51.00% ( 0.0) 23.00% ( 0.0) 26.00% ( 0.0)

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Dec 11, 2006 01:35pm News Wicker Tries to Stop Salary Snooping  Article Servo 

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RACES
  11/06/2018 MS US Senate Won 58.86% (+19.72%)
  06/05/2018 MS US Senate - R Primary Won 83.10% (+66.20%)
  01/03/2017 Commerce Committee - Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Environment Committee - Seat 4 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2017 Armed Services Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Environment Committee - Seat 7 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Budget Committee - Seat 9 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Commerce Committee - Seat 1 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  01/03/2015 Armed Services Committee - Seat 3 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/13/2014 NRSC Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/06/2012 MS US Senate Won 57.16% (+16.60%)
  03/13/2012 MS US Senate - R Primary Won 89.17% (+82.57%)
  01/03/2009 Seat 08 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 MS US Senate - Special Election Won 54.96% (+9.92%)
  12/31/2007 MS US Senate - Appointment Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 MS - District 01 Won 65.92% (+31.83%)
  06/06/2006 MS - District 01 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MS - District 01 Won 79.01% (+58.03%)
  11/05/2002 MS District 1 Won 71.43% (+47.23%)
  11/07/2000 MS District 1 Won 69.83% (+41.24%)
  11/03/1998 MS District 1 Won 67.19% (+36.54%)
  11/05/1996 MS District 1 Won 67.62% (+37.02%)
  11/08/1994 MS District 1 Won 63.06% (+26.12%)
  06/28/1994 MS District 1 - R Runoff Won 53.07% (+6.14%)
  06/07/1994 MS District 1 - R Primary Won 26.62% (+7.25%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 23, 2018 R Jerome H. Powell
US Attorney General - Apr 23, 2015 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Commerce - Oct 20, 2011 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board - Jan 28, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 NPA Reject
Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife - Apr 30, 2009 NPA Reject
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Secretary of Labor - Feb 24, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 NPA Reject
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson
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C00443218 WICKER FOR SENATE $ 3133015.50