Mikel Weisser, Openly Non-Religious Candidate for U.S. Congress from Arizona, Loses His Race November 8, 2016

Mikel Weisser, Openly Non-Religious Candidate for U.S. Congress from Arizona, Loses His Race

Mikel Weisser, an openly non-religious candidate running for U.S. Congress from Arizona’s 4th District, has lost his race.

Beth and Mikel Weisser
Beth and Mikel Weisser

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Weisser ran for the same position in 2014 and lost then as well. This was not a surprise, but it’s disappointing nevertheless.

This is Weisser’s biography, as offered by the Freethought Equality Fund, which endorsed him earlier this year:

Mikel Weisser is seeking election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s 4th Congressional District. “Atheists and other nonreligious people often have to hide who they are to be invited to participate in politics, and that’s simply wrong,” said Weisser. “I am a nonreligious person who sees religion as one way people organize their values. My values are organized by my understanding of the naturalistic connections we all have to each other and the universe.” Weisser attended the 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. This is his third bid for Congress to promote progressive Democratic values in an extremely conservative district. Weisser was unopposed in Democratic primary on August 30.

(Portions of this article were published earlier)

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