Mike Madden

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Mike Madden
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Wyoming State House, District 40
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$150/day
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sSouth Dakota State University
Ph.D.Iowa State University
Personal
Birthday09/13/1943
Place of birthEstherville, IA
Websites
Office website
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Michael Madden (b. September 13, 1943) is a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Madden earned his B.S. in Economics/Mathematics from South Dakota State University. He went on to receive his Ph.D. in Economics/Statistics from Iowa State University.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Madden served on the following committees:

Wyoming Committee Assignments, 2013
Revenue, Chair
Rules and Procedure
Joint Revenue, Chair
Joint Rules and Procedure

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Beer tax increase

Faced with a proposed beer tax increase, Madden noted that he wanted to know the cost to the state of collecting the beer tax. Going into the 2014 legislative session, Wyoming had the lowest beer tax of any state, collecting only approximately $265,000 annually. Madden noted that it would be likely best to either raise the tax to bring in a significant amount of revenue, or to eliminate the tax altogether and avoid the costs associated with collecting the tax.[2] A legislative committee rejected the first proposal to raise the beer tax, although at least once legislator declared an intent to push forward with a second one.[3]

Elections

2014

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Wyoming House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 19, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 30, 2014. Incumbent Mike Madden will face Jenny Wuerker in the Republican primary.[4]

2012

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2012

Madden won re-election in the 2012 election for the Wyoming House of Representatives District 40. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 21[5] and was also unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 40, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Madden Incumbent 98.2% 3,806
     Write-Ins Various 1.8% 70
Total Votes 3,876

2010

See also: Wyoming House of Representatives elections, 2010

Madden was re-elected to the Wyoming House of Representatives, District 40. He was unopposed in the November 2, 2010 general election. Madden defeated Republicans Joseph St. Pierre and Laura DeMatteis in the August 17, 2010 primary. [7][8]

Wyoming House of Representatives, District 40, General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Madden (R) 2,811
Richard Tass (I) 1,516
Wyoming House of Representatives, District 40 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Madden (R) 2,205
Laura B. DeMatteis(R) 722
Joseph St. Pierre(R) 440

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Madden is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Madden raised a total of $12,562 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 11, 2013.[9]

Mike Madden's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Wyoming State House, District 40 Won $1,412
2010 Wyoming State House, District 40 Won $5,250
2008 Wyoming State House, District 40 Won $2,350
2006 Wyoming State House, District 40 Won $3,550
Grand Total Raised $12,562

2012

Madden won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2012. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $1,412.
Wyoming State House 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Madden's campaign in 2012
Wyoming Trucking Association$300
Farmers Insurance Group$250
Madden, Michael K.$212
CenturyLink$200
Wyoming Stockgrowers Association$100
Total Raised in 2012$1,412
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Madden won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2010. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $5,250.

2008

Madden won re-election to the Wyoming State House in 2008. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $2,350.

2006

Madden won election to the Wyoming State House in 2006. During that election cycle, Madden raised a total of $3,550.

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Madden endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]

Scorecards

Wyoming Liberty Index

The Wyoming Liberty Index, a study created in 2003, issues a Scorecard that rates all final bills in the Wyoming State Legislature on whether the bills supported or hindered liberty. Legislators are also given a "liberty score" based on their voting patterns. The Wyoming Liberty Index 2012 report was issued on the 61st Legislature during the 2012 budget session. Scores range from the highest score (100%) to the lowest (0%). A higher score indicates a higher level of "aye" votes on bills considered pro-liberty and "nay" votes on what the organization considers anti-liberty bills.[11] Madden received a score of 30% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 27th out of 61 members of the Wyoming House of Representatives. Although there are 60 members of the House, a 61st "hypothetical legislator" voting nay on every bill was also included.

Personal

Madden and his wife, Cheryl, have two children.

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Wyoming House of Representatives District 40
2007–present
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