|Utah State Senate District 6|
|1997 - 2013|
|Per diem||$95/day (lodging) |
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University, 1974|
|Associate's||Ricks College, 1971|
|Place of birth||Idaho Falls, ID|
Waddoups' political experience began with his work as voting district chair for the Republican Party. He was a Legislative District Chair for the Republican Party from 1984 to 1987. In 1987 he was appointed to the Utah House of Representatives. He served in this position until 1996. From 1995 to 1996 he was House Majority Whip. Waddoups was appointed to the Utah State Senate in 1996 and has served in the position since. He served as Senate Majority Leader until 2006. He is currently the President of the Utah Senate. He represents the 6th District.
Waddoups worked as a property manager for Woodbury Corporation from 1977 to 1980. He went on to work for Commonwealth Management from 1980 to 1982. He currently is an owner/realtor for Cooperative Property Management and has worked in this position since 1982.
Waddoups earned his AS in Accounting from Ricks College in 1971. He went on to receive his B.S. in Business Management from Brigham Young University in 1974. He then became a Certified Property Manager from the Graduate Institute of Real Estate Management in 1980.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Waddoups served on the following committees:
- Administrative Rules Review Committee, Utah State Legislature
- Executive Appropriations
- Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, Utah State Senate
- Legislative Management Committee, Utah State Legislature, Chair
- Redistricting Committee, Utah State Legislature
- Subcommittee on Executive Offices and Criminal Justice Appropriations
- Subcommittee on Legislative Audit, Chair
- Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Committee, Utah State Senate
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Waddoups served on the following committees:
- Judiciary, Law Enforcement, and Criminal Justice Committee, Utah Senate
- Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Committee, Utah Senate
- See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012
Waddoups did not run for re-election in 2012.
Waddoups raised $78,140 for his campaign, while Jckowski raised $11,432. 
|Utah State Senate, District 6 (2008)|
|Michael Waddoups (R)||17,187||57.2%|
|Cora Jckowski (D)||12,869||42.8%|
In 2008, a year in which Waddoups was up for re-election, he collected $21,990 in donations.
His four largest contributors in 2008 were:
|Utah Ambulatory Surgery Center Association||$7,500|
|Utah League of Credit Unions||$5,244|
|Utah Republican Senate Campaign Committee||$5,000|
|Utah Home Builders Association||$4,000|
The Sutherland Institute Scorecard
The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.
Michael Waddoups received a score of 91% in the 2012 score card.
Waddoups and his wife Anna Kay have two children.
- Sen. Waddoups's website
- Official Utah State Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2000, 1998, 1996, 1990
|Utah Senate District 6
| Succeeded by|
Wayne Harper (R)