Florida Mayor Wayne Messam is Running for President to Restore the American Dream

June 14, 2019 by TWN Staff
Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, who grew up in South Bay and was a football star at Glades Central High School, is considering a run for president. [Photo provided by Wayne Messam]

Candidate: Wayne Messam

State of Residence: Florida

Campaign Website: https://wayneforusa.com

Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam  grew up in South Bay and was a football star at Glades Central High School. [Photo provided by Wayne Messam]

Short Bio: Miramar, Fla. Mayor Wayne Messam has lived in South Florida city for 18 years. The son of Jamaican parents, Messam was the first of his parents’ children born in the United States. His father, Hubert Messam, labored as a migrant contract worker in the sugar cane fields south of Lake Okeechobee for nearly two decades after immigrating to the United States with his family. Growing up in South Bay, a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, Wayne learned the values of hard work, discipline and the pride of culture, community and heritage. Miramar’s cultural diversity and sense of community attracted Wayne to the City of Miramar to raise his own family. Wayne and his wife of 20 years, Angela, have three children: Wayne II and twin daughters Kayla and Kyla). The Messam twins and son are in college. [Official Mayor Bio]

Fun Fact: The son of Jamaican immigrants, Wayne attended Florida State University on a full ride academic and athletic scholarship to play football. [Center for Public Integrity]

On the Issues

Health Care: Reform the system from the top down and drive down costs for patients, including giving the government more authority to negotiate prescription prices for seniors. Open to ideas to fix a broken system that right now does more to protect the bottom line of insurance and pharmaceutical companies than protecting patients. [Official Campaign Website]

Jobs/Economy/Taxes: “We will repeal the Trump tax cuts that was given last year that hasn’t benefited the American people,” Messam said on Axios’ Pro Rata podcast. [Axios]

Wants to establish an economic plan to soften the blow of the coming tech advancements on working and middle class Americans, and will encourage young people to start their own businesses as a pathway to success and alternative to college. [Official Campaign Website]

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