Politiwatch: TDR 2020 Coverage- Mayor Wayne Messam

Basic Information:

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Name: Wayne Messam

Age: 44

State: Florida

Occupations: Current Mayor in Miramar, Florida; President of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials, Former Member of Miramar City Commission; Former Vice Chair of Miramar’s Planning and zoning Board; licensed as a General Contractor and owner of a construction business, Asset Buildersand focused on environmentally friendly projects.

Party Affiliation: Democratic Party

Announcement Date:  March 13, 2019

Motto: Wayne for America

(Source: Website) *Note*: The Deaf Report cannot find a 2020 campaign on Messam; therefore the reporter found a blog/interview with a link to campaign fundraising instead.

Accomplishments:

  • The Deaf Report cannot find any related articles nor successful information on Messam’s mayoral work in Miramar expected that the residents voted him to many elected positions.

(Source: Messam)

Presidential Standings:

Position on Disability Rights:

Unlike other visible candidates, The Deaf Report cannot find a verified comment or remark made by Messam on his stance on Disability Rights other than that he would support Medicaid expansion.

(Source: Medicaid)

Position on Women’s Rights:

Messam make such remarks in an interview with Chakrabatri from WBUR.org about the abortion issue, “My position on a woman’s right to their reproductive health, it should be left to the mother. I think there’s a misnomer in terms of the prevalance of ‘late-term abortions’ when over 90 percent of abortions take place within the first 21 weeks”... Messam continued to state the major decisions within abortions should be left alone to all women at hand. Otherwise, Messam yet has to make such further remarks about Women’s rights in the 21st Century.

(Source: Messam- Women)

Position on LGBT Rights

The Deaf Report cannot find any remarks or comments made by Messam on his stance for LGBT Rights. Messam’s campaign still stands by six issues at hand- student loan debts, climate change, health care, gun control reform, tax cuts, and  immigration.

(Source: Messam-further information)