Dr. John Biggan: Democratic Congressional Candidate #TX24, Cognitive Neuroscientist, Teacher

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  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
February 29, 2020 at 1:40 PM


I’m sure you have been following the news about COVID - 19, or the Coronavirus. The President announced this week that Vice President Mike Pence will be leading the charge in addressing the threat here at home, and in conjunction with our partners in the intern…
  Alex Fitzgerald · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 9:00 PM

John wants me to leave him alone about fundraising

  John,   John and I have had several meetings about hitting our fundraising numbers as we embark on the first days of early voting. We have some serious work to do in order to finish reaching our goal for February.  I personally don't love having these conver…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
February 13, 2020 at 2:30 PM

President Trump's Comrade

  John,   What an exciting time for TX-24. President Trump has now put his thumbprint on this congressional race and stained it bright orange. Yesterday, the President endorsed our Republican opponent, Beth Van Duyne.  They say birds of a feather flock together…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
February 10, 2020 at 5:30 PM

This is where the rubber meets the road

  John,   We are now only 1 week away from the beginning of early voting and we are $8,000 short of our final goal!  Running this campaign, in the most critical election of our lifetime, has been my honor. As I’ve stated before, my decision to run wasn’t made l…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 11:28 PM

What a sham

  John,   Today the Senate Republicans have failed the American people and the very Constitution itself. Without a fair trial, they have failed to serve as a check on the criminal behaviors of the President and his administration in their attempt to bribe a for…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
January 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM

Angels Not Demons

  John,   Our Republican opponent, Beth Van Duyne, has made it very apparent she fully intends to run a Trump-inspired campaign in which she is spreading hateful rhetoric and harnessing fear in the voters of TX-24 by telling endless lies.  In a recent video put…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 11:00 PM

Endorsement Alert!

  John,   We have some very exciting news! JOLT Action Texas has just endorsed our campaign for TX-24.   "Born in San Antonio and raised in El Paso, Dr. Biggan has built on the values instilled in him as an Eagle Scout, to dedicate decades of his life fighting to im…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
January 15, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Crushing Records

  John, We have achieved what no other candidate, Democrat or Republican, running in this district has done before. This week with the help of our volunteers, we’ve officially reached 50,000 doors in TX-24. The metrics we have produced in this campaign have bee…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
January 13, 2020 at 7:10 PM

We went VIRAL!

  John, So yesterday we went VIRAL.  Not only did we receive the most social media traction in the entirety of this campaign, but we also had our best day of online fundraising to date. We had 40,000 new social media followers, and nearly 100 new unique contrib…
  Dr. John Biggan · [email protected]
January 8, 2020 at 2:40 AM

This is the time for calm, calculated diplomacy

Tonight, my thoughts and prayers go out to our brave military personnel in Iraq; my heart especially goes out to those servicepeople’s families. Iran’s ballistic missile attack on our bases is a direct threat to our national security and we condemn their actions to t…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
January 7, 2020 at 8:07 PM

Sugar, Spice & Reproductive Rights

  John, With everything happening in the Middle East, it’s easy to lose track of all the other terrifying developments happening here at home. Just last Thursday, 39 Republican Senators with the backing of 189 House members have made it very apparent they are N…
  Alex Fitzgerald · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 6:00 PM

12 Hours Left

  John, The end of 2019 is coming to a close - only 12 hours to go to reach our big FEC deadline. We need your contribution of $10 today so that we send a message to the people of TX-24 that our message for scientific facts, justice, and uncorrupted politics is…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 1:00 PM

New video: "Dreams"

I am proud to share with you today our new video, “Dreams.” Our hope is that we will inspire voters to move away from the fear and anger that fueled the 2016 election and, instead, pursue an ambitious hope to make our world a better place as we head into the new year…
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
December 28, 2019 at 3:56 PM

What do we stand for?

  We know as the year, and this fundraising quarter, draw to a close, you are being inundated with emails asking for your help.   Why is it important to support our candidacy?   ·Electing John would put the FIRST NEUROSCIENTIST EVER into Congress   ·It would mean…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
December 25, 2019 at 6:04 PM

From our family to yours

As Lauren and I prepare for the holidays and the new year, we want to reach out to each and every one of you and thank you for your support.  At this festive time of year, we can sometimes get caught up in the to-do lists, and forget the simple things.  From our…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
December 19, 2019 at 1:26 AM

A December to remember

  John, I am beholden to facts and the facts are clear. Donald Trump abused his publicly elected office to bribe a foreign power for political gain. Then he obstructed the impeachment inquiry.  Those are established facts. Just now, the House of Representatives…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 7:02 PM

I'd be scared if I were them...

  John,   I just recieved a call from a voter who let me know that they were just polled about our race by one of our competitors. All of the candidates were mentioned, including me. Then all of their backgrounds were given....EXCEPT ME! Sounds like they are sc…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
December 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM

The numbers are in our favor

  These margins are razor thin:   - In 2014, the Democratic nominee in TX-24 lost by 33 points.   - In 2016, the Democratic Nominee in TX-24 lost by 17 points.   - Last year, Beto O'Rourke won this district by 3 points!   We’re putting in the work to finally g…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
December 9, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Science is on the Ballot

Big news, John --   This weekend I officially filed to run for Congress in Texas' 24th District and I am ready to serve the people of this great community. We had a great drive down and even met a constituent from Hurst at the charging station in Austin.      …
  Alex Fitzgerald · [email protected]
December 5, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Goodbye Kenny

John,   Representative Marchant is running scared. We would like to wish him well on his new endeavors. Don't let the door hit you on the way out Kenny!   The GOP knows how vulnerable they are. They know they have lost on things like education and healthcare an…
  Dr. John Biggan · [email protected]
December 1, 2019 at 6:55 PM

World AIDS Day

  On World AIDS day, we want to celebrate the scientific advancements that have come before us and the lives they have saved.  Today we recommit ourselves to eradicating this terrible disease.      In Congress I promise to fight: Proposed cuts to medical resear…
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
November 30, 2019 at 6:01 PM

Let's get back to work

  With all of the overwhelming testimony from the Impeachment Hearing, Senate Republicans have been skating by and ignoring important issues like passing the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019.  It received bi-partisan support in the House and from the American …
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
November 27, 2019 at 11:10 PM

Non-political Thanksgiving dinner topic

In this divisive political climate, family holidays can be fraught with stilted conversation.  While we can't change your family's opinions, we here at Team Biggan can help by providing a non-political topic of discussion! Did you know that for a while, Texans ce…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
November 25, 2019 at 1:17 PM

This is not who we are

Back in the summer when Beth Van Duyne first announced her candidacy to replace do-nothing Kenny Marchant, her anti-muslim rhetoric and ties to the Trump presidency were brought up. Now she is doubling down on the hate, racism, and fear tactics brought about by h…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
November 18, 2019 at 1:03 PM

Our feet our sore, but our campaign is proud

When we first started blockwalking in October, I said that we would work harder and smarter than any other campaign out there.     Thanks to our amazing volunteers, we have now contacted just over 29,000 voters! To put this number into perspective, that is more t…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
November 4, 2019 at 2:14 PM

I used the ACA for three years

  Last Friday, November 1, open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) opened.  Enrollment is easy at healthcare.gov. As a post-doctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign I receive…
  Dr. John Biggan · [email protected]
November 2, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Kevin McCarthy's alternative facts

  House Minority Leader, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), is continuing the Republican tradition of alternative facts, tweeting out misleading maps.   That could be because the real map isn't flattering.  No need to worry, I fixed it for him and I made the map interactive…
  Lauren Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 27, 2019 at 11:44 PM

It's my turn to ask

  John and I are a team, and when he launched his campaign, I knew that we would do this as a team.  If you've been to events or forums, you know I am there as his biggest supporter.     These past four weekends, I have walked by his side while we got the message…
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 25, 2019 at 4:13 PM

It's getting real

  Did you know we are the ONLY campaign out there canvassing voters?  We've reached over 15,000 voters while our Democratic competitors are waiting. What are they waiting for?  Voters need to hear our values, NOW.  They need to know who we are and what we stand for, …
  Dr. John Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 22, 2019 at 1:13 PM

I have good and bad news

When I launched this campaign, I said that we were going to be grassroots.  I said that we were going to knock more doors and get our message out to more voters than anyone else.   The good news? Since October 5th, our team has gotten our message out to over 15,0…
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 14, 2019 at 10:12 PM

John speaks out against fear and hate

As you may have heard, Donald Trump is holding a rally right here in DFW, this Thursday. Like all of his rallies, we expect an evening of hate-filled rhetoric and xenophbia. Rather than sitting by, John will be joining Presidential Candidate Beto O'Rourke to speak ou…
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 7, 2019 at 4:13 PM

Over 5000 voters reached

  Talk about an amazing weekend.  Our team went canvassing in HEB, Carrollton, and Irving and all we can say is "WOW!" Even with the 100 degree weather, our volunteers got our message out to OVER 5,000 VOTERS! You read that right.  In our inaugural canvassing weekend…
  Team Biggan-BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
October 6, 2019 at 3:31 PM

We'll take those numbers

  We've been telling you this district was winnable.  Just this week, a poll has come out which confirmed everything we've thought: 47% of respondents said they would vote for a Democrat, over the 46% who said they would vote for a Republican. We Democrats have an op…
  John Biggan · [email protected]
September 30, 2019 at 9:57 PM

End of the Quarter

  I'll keep this short.  Tonight at midnight is the end of the financial quarter and we could use your help to have a strong showing and, MORE IMPORTANTLY, make sure that we have the resources to get our message out to the people of this district.   If, like me, …
  Dr. John Biggan, BigganForCongress.com · [email protected]
September 29, 2019 at 6:16 PM

Thank you

  I didn't move here to run for Congress in TX-24 because it was winnable.   This is my home.  I moved here in 2006. My wife teaches 5 minutes from our home.  We have ties to this community and to our neighbors.   You don't have to live in the district you want t…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
September 28, 2019 at 4:14 PM

We're so close!

  Wow!  We can't thank you enough for your generosity yesterday.  We can tell that John's message is what the people want.   We have set a new goal that we want to achieve by midnight on Monday, but we are still $6,700 short. Our team is ramping up our efforts, a…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
September 27, 2019 at 5:12 PM

Let's show Trump who we are

  We know as the end of the quarter approaches, you are being bombarded with fundraising emails.    So we’ll make our pitch for why we need your support simple:   ·Electing John would be putting the FIRST NEUROSCIENTIST EVER into Congress   ·It would mean electin…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
September 26, 2019 at 12:47 PM

How about a new perspective?

In over 200 years of America's history, there has NEVER been a neuroscientist in Congress.   In this election we will be given the opportunity to send someone with a different background to DC.  There are plenty of lawyers, military leaders, and business people. …
  John Biggan · [email protected]
September 25, 2019 at 5:28 PM


Last week at a forum I was asked if I believed that we should begin impeachment proceedings.     My answer was, "Yes."   Over the past few days, it has become even more apparent that this must be done. Impeachment is something to be used only in the gravest of ci…
  Team Biggan · [email protected]
September 24, 2019 at 1:44 PM

Let's dream again

Since 2016, the politics and rhetoric coming from DC have been darker and more threatening than any I’ve seen in my 36 years.  This fear is what they will run on in 2020.   Why?  Because Republicans win on fear.  They tell you that you are losing and they point t…
  Lauren Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 21, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be? I ask my 6th grade students this question regularly. Sure, I ask them what they want to be when they grow up as well, but more importantly, I ask them who they want to be. Do they want to be one who is kind? Helpful? Do they want to enter j…
  Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 18, 2019 at 9:53 PM

We can be the first

  Science is real and can help our community, but it is increasingly under attack from Republicans. Why are they able to get away with this? Because there is only one PhD level research scientist in all of Congress. We value science and facts.  We know that in or…
  Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 16, 2019 at 12:32 PM

Why we know we can win

Why are we here at Team Biggan so sure that we can win this district? Because it has already been done by Beto O'Rourke and Justin Nelson in 2018. They won because they appealed to the voters of this district.  They had plans, not soundbites or platitudes.  The …
  Dr. John Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM


Like most people who came of age in the early 2000s, I remember where I was when I heard about the attacks on America.  I remember what I was doing.  I remember how I felt.  I remember who I called. But today is not about any one person.  Today is about the peopl…
  Dr. John Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 9, 2019 at 4:29 PM

I believe in facts

As I sat down to write this e-mail, I wasn't sure what the theme should be: Sharpiegate? The fact that private businesses are taking the lead in gun violence reduction because our federal government won't? Trump diverting $3.6 billion from the military to build h…
  Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 5, 2019 at 12:47 PM

We need you

We are pretty excited over here at Team Biggan.  Last week John shared his ideas and plans for TX-24 and our country at the first candidate forum, and boy did his preparation show! He talked about: Fighting climate change by properly funding the EPA and the Dept…
  Dr. John Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 3, 2019 at 5:05 PM

I've lived on minimum wage

In 2008, I lived on minimum wage.  I had two roommates, a car that was old, but paid off, and I worked as many hours as they would let me.  At the end of the month, I often had less than $1 in my bank account. That was bad.  You know what's even worse?   The mini…
  Dr. John Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 2, 2019 at 9:59 PM

Happy Labor Day

Happy Labor Day! I hope that you are enjoying your time with family and friends.  We wanted to take this moment to thank the millions of members of the labor movement who over the past 100+ years have fought to provide: The 40-hour workweek Overtime pay Child la…
  Dr. John Biggan, Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
September 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM

Here we are again

Four weeks ago yesterday Lauren and I sat in silence and watched the terrorist events in my hometown of El Paso unfurl.  Once the initial shock wore off, I began calling and texting friends who still live there.  Thankfully, they were all safe. Yesterday, we saw …
  Team Biggan For Congress · [email protected]
August 29, 2019 at 4:07 PM

How's your healthcare?

We can all agree that the cost of health insurance in this country is ridiculously high and that there needs to be dramatic changes to get to the end goal of universal healthcare.   What is left out of the conversation is that there are ways to lower healthcare c…