Dr. Bagwell was a candidate for the United States Congress, Illinois 19th Congressional District in 2004 (94,503 votes) and 2010 (67,132 votes). Pictured at right is Dr. Bagwell during his campaign debate at Principia College at Elsah, Illinois.
Bagwell organized and recruited Richardson for President state delegates in Illinois in 2007 and 2008 and was a precinct organizer in the Princeton Precinct in Scott Iowa in 2008.
Bagwell organized and set up the Clinton Campaign Headquarters in Terre Haute, Indiana during the 2008 primary election. Bagwell also campaigned with the Clinton Campaign in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.
Bagwell was also an elected delegate to the Indiana Democratic state convention in 2008, elected from Honey Creek Township, Vigo County, Indiana.
Bagwell was a member of the Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) endorsement committee, endorsing Obama in 2008.