Matt Maddock

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Matt Maddock
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Former candidate for
Michigan State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Matt Maddock was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the Michigan State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Maddock's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]


  • Excerpt: "I am in favor of eliminating the federal Department of Education (created in 1979) and returning 100% of our money, educational control and decisions back to Michigan. Our schools will have more money and resources for our teachers and students. We’ll have more educational freedom."


  • Excerpt: "Creating a pro-business climate will lure additional businesses to Michigan, employ more people and provide additional (new) tax revenue. I believe government often gets in the way of free enterprise growth and if we’re not careful with the fine balance of prudent regulation, this will continue to slow job growth."

Corporate Welfare

  • Excerpt: "I will never participate in or support any legislation where the government picks and chooses private-sector winners and losers. The free market (you and I) does that best."

Balanced Budget Amendment and Federal Term Limits

  • Excerpt: "I support a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment and would support an Article V Convention if it gains support of the 38 states. I would also support Federal Term Limits as part of this Convention."

Infrastructure and Roads

  • Excerpt: "Michigan families have been forced to tighten their belts and I know Michigan government can do the same. We pay enough taxes. We need to find ways to cut waste in 27 state departments before we ask our citizens for more hard earned tax dollars."



See also: Michigan State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Michael D. Smith defeated Tom Crawford in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mike Kowall defeated Matt Maddock and Ron Molnar in the Republican primary. Kowall defeated Smith in the general election.[3][4][1][5]

Michigan State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Kowall Incumbent 58.5% 52,797
     Democratic Michael Smith 41.5% 37,489
Total Votes 90,286

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