Computer scientist, Binghamton University professor running for Congress

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - A Binghamton University Professor has announced his candidacy for Congress in 2018.

Computer Scientist and B.0.U professor Patrick Madden spoke with NewsChannel 34 Wednesday afternoon, after making his campaign announcement on Monday.

Madden grew up in New Mexico and attended UCLA and then came to B.U. to work as a computer science professor, specializing in integrated circuit design.

He says he is fed up with the Trump Administration and Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's constant defense of the President.

Madden says ultimately it was Tenney's vote in favor of overturning internet privacy rules that encouraged him to run.

"The internet is sort of my turf. This is where I make my living. Corporate interests are coming after it and are trying to privatize it," he said.

Madden says The Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, was not perfect, but it shouldn't be scrapped and coverage shouldn't be abandoned for people who were covered by it.

He has never held elected public office and says he and about a dozen other scientists nationwide are running to bring a scientific perspective to Washington.

He plans to travel the district to meet with constituents in the near future.

See our full interview with Madden below:


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