In 1990, Weidie became Chief of Staff for U. S. Representative Gene Taylor, a Mississippi Democrat who represented District 5 until Mississippi lost a House seat. Taylor's district is now 4.
Weidie remained as the top assistant on Taylor's staff until 2003 when he left to assume a position representing a Louisiana legal firm in Washington, D. C.
Born in 1941 in New Orleans, Louisiana, Weidie received his B.A. degree at Mississippi State University in 1962 and attended Louisiana State University from 1962-1963. From 1963-1970 he managed the Weidie Oil Company. For twenty years, 1970-1990, he was publisher and editor of the Ocean Springs Record and the Gautier Independent. He also was a syndicated columnist from 1988-1990. He served as a political analyst for a television station in Biloxi, Mississippi, for several years.