Charles Nana (D)

U.S. Senate

Charles Nana

Name: Charles Nana

Age: 52

Residence: Hoover

Political races run: U.S. Senate, 2016 Democratic primary

Political offices held: None

Professional experience: Management consultant, past 25 years; Wasalos Consulting, 2006-present; previously employed by GE Plastics, GE Medical Systems, GE Capital and U.S. Steel; certified management professional.

Education: Howard University, bachelor of science, mechanical engineering, 1992; Catholic University of America, master’s degree, biomedical engineering, 1994; University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, MBA in finance and strategic management, 2001.

Civic experience: Founded and maintains scholarship fund; NCAA soccer referee.

Main issues: Supports efforts to ensure workers are paid a living wage, with a minimum wage of $15 an hour; revive moral traditions of fairness, truth and compassion; opportunities and care for veterans and the poor; criminal justice reform and reducing rates of recidivism; free education from pre-K through college. In answer to a question from BW about major areas of federal spending in Alabama, Nana’s campaign issue this statement:  “Nana for Senate campaign believes healthcare is a right and not a privilege. …We therefore, strongly support an increase in federal money coming to Alabama for Medicare & Medicaid. With regards to military spending, we do not believe that we should continue to increase our military spending especially as it is done at the expense of other programs. Currently, we spend more on the military than the next seven countries with top military spending put together. …”

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Contributions: Nanna has not filed any contributions with the FEC.