Wicker to speak at Delta State University
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Sen. Roger Wicker will visit Delta State University from noon–1 p.m. Wednesday in the Jacob Conference Room of Ewing Hall as a guest lecturer for the DSUVotes program.

“We are honored to have Sen. Wicker take time out from his busy schedule and to inform us of his work in the Senate. This is an important event for the campus and the community,” said Professor of Political Science and Director of The Madison Center Dr. Garry Jennings.

DSUVotes is a program under the guidance of the Madison Center and is wholly organized and supported by students Michael Fair, Katie Portner and Danielle Stanley.

Wicker has represented Mississippi in the United States Senate since December 2007. During his time in the senate, Wicker has championed pro-growth policies to create jobs and has worked to reduce spending, limit federal overreach, and maintain a strong national defense.

Wicker serves as Deputy Whip and is a member of the Armed Services Committee; the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee; the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Veterans Affairs Committee.

As Deputy Whip, Wicker works alongside Republican Whip Jon Kyl to promote a conservative agenda and build support for the legislative plan.

Prior to his service in the senate, Wicker was elected seven times, beginning in 1994, to represent Mississippi’s First Congressional District in the house of representatives.

Before being elected to congress, he served in the state senate on behalf of Lee and Pontotoc counties.

Wicker served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force and then joined the Air Force Reserve. He retired from the Reserve in 2004 with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

A native of Pontotoc, the senator is the son of former Circuit Judge Fred Wicker and the late Mrs. Wordna Wicker. He was educated in the public schools of Pontotoc and received his B.A. and law degrees from the University of Mississippi.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Garry Jennings at 662-846-4087, Jennings@deltastate.edu