Michael Waddoups

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Michael Waddoups
Utah State Senate District 6
Former member
In office
1997 - 2013
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
AssociatesRicks College, 1971
Bachelor'sBrigham Young University, 1974
Date of birth06/12/1948
Place of birthIdaho Falls, ID
ProfessionBusiness Owner/Realtor
ReligionLatter-Day Saint
Office website
Campaign website
Michael Waddoups (b. June 12, 1948) is a former Republican member of the Utah State Senate, representing the 6th District from 1997 to 2013.

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Waddoups served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Waddoups served on the following committees:



See also: Utah State Senate elections, 2012

Waddoups did not run for re-election in 2012.[1]


On November 4, 2008, Waddoups won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Utah State Senate, defeating opponent Cora Jckowski.[2]

Waddoups raised $78,140 for his campaign, while Jckowski raised $11,432. [3]

Utah State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Waddoups (R) 17,187 57.2%
Cora Jckowski (D) 12,869 42.8%

Campaign donors


In 2008, a year in which Waddoups was up for re-election, he collected $21,990 in donations.[4]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
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

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

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.[5]


Michael Waddoups received a score of 91% in the 2012 score card.[6]


Waddoups and his wife Anna Kay have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Utah Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Wayne Harper (R)