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John M.Wages, Jr. is a candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st Congressional District. A native Mississippian, he and his wife Gwen have lived in Maryland, California, and Oregon, before returning home in 2001 to work for positive change in their home state. In 2004, John became the first candidate elected on the Green Party ballot line in Mississippi, when he was elected to the Lee County Election Commission. While on the Commission, he worked for voter-verifiable paper ballots and post-election audits. On December 15, 2007, he resigned to run for Congress. Visit his website www.votejohnwages.com for issues and blog.