Madison Cawthorn

At 25-years-old, Madison is the youngest member of Congress and the youngest person elected to Congress since 1965. He describes himself as a constitutional conservative. In 2014, he suffered a car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

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MadisonCawthorn

26, North Carolina — 11, R

Who are they?

Madison is the youngest member of Congress and was the youngest person elected to Congress since 1965. In 2014, he suffered a car accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. In 2021, he made a splash on the national stage as a Trump loyalist, America-First politician, mastering social media to discuss hot-button issues like gun rights, vaccine mandates, and abortion.

Pre-Congress?

Madison is the owner of the real estate investment firm SPQR. He previously worked part-time in U.S. Representative Mark Meadows’ district office from 2015-2016 before being elected to fill Meadows’ vacant seat himself in 2020.

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Core Issues

  • Campaign Finance Reform
  • Economic Deregulation
  • Repeal and Replace the ACA (Obamacare)

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