Jason Westin (TX-7)

Microbiologist and oncologist

2018 candidate for US House of Representatives, Texas, District 2

Affiliation: Democrat[ref]


About Jason

Education: BS in Microbiology from University of Florida; MD from the University of Florida College of Medicine; MS from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.[ref]

Professional experience: After graduating with his bachelors in microbiology from the University of Florida, Jason interned in the US Senate working on healthcare policy. Upon graduating from medical school he was a college professor before co-founding a new hospital department. Jason is currently an oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center.[ref][ref]

Publications: Jason has numerous articles listed in Google Scholar and 39 articles in PubMed, most around lymphoma.


Path to Congress

Incumbent: John Culberson (R)

Primary: March 6, 2018

This Houston-area district has a crowded field of candidates, including 7 Democratic candidates, 2 Republican candidates, and 1 Reform Party candidate.[Ballotpedia]

General: November 6, 2018

Incumbent John Culberson was narrowly elected back into office in 2016, despite the district going to Hillary Clinton. This district is viewed as very competitive for the 2018 election.[Ballotpedia]


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