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Congressman Roger F. Wicker
Congressman Roger F. Wicker

Roger F. Wicker (born July 5, 1951) is an American politician and a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, a position he has held since 1995. Wicker represents the Mississippi's 1st congressional district, which includes much of the northern portion of the state including Columbus, Oxford, Southaven, and Tupelo. Image File history File links Rogerwicker. ... Image File history File links Rogerwicker. ... July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives is, along with the United States Senate, one of the two houses of the Congress of the United States. ... Mississippis four congressional districts since 2003 Mississippis first congressional district is in the northeast corner of the state. ... Columbus is a city located in Lowndes County, Mississippi, on the Tombigbee River. ... Oxford is a city in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. ... Southaven, a city located in DeSoto County, Mississippi, is a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Career in Public Service

Congressman and Mrs. Wicker visit with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai
Congressman and Mrs. Wicker visit with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai

Roger served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1987 to 1994, representing a district that included Tupelo. In 1994, Democrat Jamie Whitten, who had represented the 1st District for 54 years, declined to seek re-election, and Wicker triumphed in the Republican primary, defeating a slew of candidates including former U.S. Attorney Bob Whitwell, and businessmen Clyde Whitaker and Larry Cobb. In the general election, Wicker defeated Fulton attorney Bill Wheeler, capturing 63 percent of the vote, making him the first Republican to represent the 1st District in over a century. The large victory margin was not surprising, since the 1st had been increasingly friendly to Republicans since the 1960s, even though Democrats still have a substantial majority of registered voters. It has supported the official Democratic candidate for President only once since 1956. Image File history File links Wickere02. ... Image File history File links Wickere02. ... Hamid Karzai (Pushtu: حامد کرزي, Persian: حامد کرزی) (born December 24, 1957) is the current and first democratically elected President of Afghanistan (since December 7, 2004). ... The Mississippi Senate, in American politics, is the upper house of the state legislature of Mississippi. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Jamie Lloyd Whitten (April 18, 1910 - September 9, 1995) was a United States Representative from Mississippi. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ...


In the subsequent five re-election campaigns, Wicker has cruised to re-election. Most recently, in 2004, he was reelected with over 80 percent of the vote. He is currently a member of the House Appropriations Committee and House Budget Committee. He is also Deputy Majority Whip. The Committee on Appropriations, or Appropriations Committee (often referred to as simply Appropriations, as in Hes on Appropriations) is a committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The U.S. House Committee on the Budget, commonly known as the House Budget Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives, the lower house of Congress. ... In politics, a whip is a member of a political party in a legislature whose task is to ensure that members of the party attend and vote as the party leadership desires. ...


Family

Wicker and his wife Gayle have three children: Margaret, a Capitol Hill staffer in Washington, D.C.; Caroline, a senior at Ole Miss; and McDaniel, a freshman at Ole Miss. The Wickers reside in Tupelo, where he is a deacon at the First Baptist Church. Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Deacon is a role in the Christian Church which is generally associated with service of some kind, but which varies among theological and denominational traditions. ... The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a United States-based cooperative ministry agency serving Baptist churches around the world. ...


External links

  • Congressman Roger Wicker's Official Website
  • Voting record maintained by the Washington Post
Preceded by:
Jamie Whitten
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Mississippi's 1st congressional district

1995 – present
Incumbent
Mississippi Congressional Delegation currently serving in the United States Congress
Senators : Thad Cochran (R), Trent Lott (R)
Representative(s) : Roger Wicker (R), Bennie Thompson (D), Charles Pickering, Jr. (R), Gene Taylor (D)

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Roger Wicker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (507 words)
Roger F. Wicker (born July 5, 1951), is an American politician, and is a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, a position he has held since 1995.
Wicker received a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Journalism from Ole Miss in 1973.
Roger served in the Mississippi State Senate from 1987 to 1994, representing a district that included Tupelo.
USATODAY.com (329 words)
Roger Wicker won election to the House in 1994, becoming one of 73 Republican freshmen, one of the largest classes in the history of the U.S. Congress.
Wicker immediately jumped to the forefront in his class, winning the presidency of the 1994 Republican freshmen and winning a coveted seat on the House Appropriations Committee.
Wicker, a true conservative, helped the GOP organize at county levels throughout the 1st Congressional District during his days as a state senator from Tupelo.
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