Who Is Roger Wicker's Wife? New Details On Gayle Wicker

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Who Is Roger Wicker's Wife? New Details On Gayle Wicker
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Since 2007, Roger Wicker has served as a Republican Senator from Mississippi, previously serving in the U.S. House of Representatives as well as the Mississippi State Senate. Before his career in politics, he was an officer in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Air Force Reserves. But in the 1980s, he began to become interested in politics.

He was a political counselor to Congressman Trent Lott, later filling the seat he vacated in the House. Wicker was recently re-elected in the 2018 midterm elections, defeating his opponent David Baria.


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As a member of the Republican party, he sides on a majority of issues with his fellow colleagues. He was one of 22 Senators to write a letter to the president urging him to remove the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, is pro-gun and voted against legislation to encourage more background checks, and is extremely religious, pressuring the U.S. Navy to deny the admission of an “atheist.”

But who is Roger Wicker’s wife? Here are 5 details to know about Gayle Wicker, their relationship, and how his political viewpoints affect their relationship.

1. They’ve been married for over 40 years.

The couple wed in 1975.

2. They have three kids.

They are parents to Margaret, Caroline, and McDaniel, all of whom are married with children. They also have five grandchildren: Caroline, Henry, Maury, Virginia, and Evelyn.


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3. She was the first woman to serve as student body president of Mississippi College.

Wicker was elected in 1971, She made history again when she was appointed one of the first two women members of the Board of Trustees for the college. She was also chosen to give the commencement speech for her alma mater in 2018, encouraging them to “achieve great things” and “serve their communities in many ways with God’s help.”

4. She works for a non-profit.

She’s currently the director for Vision to Learn, an organization that gives free eye exams and eye glasses to kids from “underserved” communities. She was also on the Mississippi Humanities Council and the Eudora Welty National Foundation Board.

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5. She’s a member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention.

She’s been part of an effort to introduce bills in Mississippi legislature that would reduce the risk of minors contracting melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer. One of the bills would regulate the use of tanning beds by adding an age restriction.

“Just like we prohibit the use of tobacco and alcohol to minors, we feel that this is such a health risk to them that the use of indoor tanning devices should be prohibited. It would mean a lot to Mississippi as a whole. We would be protecting the health of our most vulnerable population: our youth. And in the long-term, we would be saving medical costs because the cost of treating melanoma is extremely expensive. So you save dollars for the state, but more importantly, we really are talking about saving lives,” Wicker said.


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Samantha Maffucci​ is an associate editor for YourTango who focuses on writing trending news and entertainment pieces. In her free time, you can find her obsessing about cats, wine, and all things Vanderpump Rules.