Hi, I'm Stephen Wright

I'm a 33 year old Native American, Choctaw Nation, from Oklahoma that's running for Oklahoma Congressional District 3. I've served in the US Army and the US Air Force. I used my GI Bill to obtain an education in agrobiology, which is a field of biology that deals with soil science and plant nutrition and its application to crop production. Currently I grow commercial cannabis and medicinal mushrooms, such as lions mane and pink oysters. some of my hobbies include researching and applying sustainable growth models that produce high nutrient density crops. 
I want to tell you more of who I am. I'll start with my family because they are everything to me, I'm the father of 3 daughters, two sons, and I have an adorable and loving wife. I have one sister left. I lost my siblings to a rare disease. It didn't take them suddenly, they lived to be in their teens while still possessing the mind of an infant. I saw my father struggle to make ends meet while caring for two children with disabilities. As I grew, I learned empathy and compassion from what I witnessed and experienced with my siblings. I understand the pain we feel when our loved ones become sick. I understand that our health means everything to us, and our loved ones #MedicareForAll
I began my early career as a carpentry apprentice at Job Corps at the age of 16. Following, I worked in IT support until I enlisted. I served in the Air Force as a civil engineer, I joined to help rebuild areas that were devastated by natural disasters. I served in the Army as infantry and was injured shortly after.
Afterwards I continued my studies at Edmonds Community College in computer science, University of Hawaii in botany and the Evergreen State College in agrobiology.
 
I strongly believe in standing up for my co workers, In 2016 I stopped Green Labs from poisoning their staff. The company had been burning plastic packaging in a room with no ventilation, and company policy was to keep the door closed. I tried to work with management, even showing them scientific studies that what they were doing could lead to cancer for their workers. They didn't give two shits. I reported them, I was then fired for reporting to Labor and Industries. Green Labs was fined+forced to provide respirators for those workers in the room that melted packaging.
I strongly believe in protecting patients. In 2017 I stopped BMF from hiding Vermiculite+Fertilizer in their marijuana buds and altering test samples before they are sent to the lab to conceal this. I was fired for reporting this to my boss. I reported the company to LCB and product was seized and confirmed, the company was investigated, then lied about knowing about altering samples in court, then were fined for what I reported. Washington State implemented microscopy testing requirements on all marijuana testing as a result of my reporting.
I believe political parties facilitate the consolidation of power and aide in shielding their members from criticism. I believe there is no fixing the two party dominant system, and joining a political party would contribute to the problem. I believe candidates should stand on their own.

I am a progressive independent. I believe we, and our children, deserve healthcare without restriction, college without debt, an infrastructure that is sustainable, equal justice, and an economy that works for everyone.
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