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|Idaho Director of Labor|
|January 2, 1995 - Present|
|Years in position||18|
|Elections and appointments|
|Appointed||January 2, 1995|
|Appointed by||Governor Phil Batt|
|Idaho State Senate|
|Bachelor's||Washington State University|
|Master's||American Graduate School of International Management|
|J.D.||Brigham Young University|
|Place of birth||Logan, Utah|
Before becoming director of labor, Madsen was a member of the Idaho Senate from 1992 to 1994. He was an assistant attorney general at the Idaho Department of Employment from 1976 to 1980 and was an attorney and business consultant until his appointment in 1995..
- JD, Brigham Young University
- MBA, American Graduate School of International Management
- MA, political science, Brigham Young University
- BA, political science and French, Washington State University
Director of Labor (1995-Present)
Federal jobless benefits
In November 2011, Madsen faced criticism and calls for his resignation after saying he did not support extending federal jobless benefits to Idaho as they have created a culture of entitlement and welfare. Gov. Butch Otter defended Madsen's statements while Idaho Democrats called for his resignation.
Idaho Democratic Party chairman Larry Grant stated, “Madsen is advocating for the one percent (as all R’s do). It is actions by the one percent, such as these, that threw workers from the 99 percent into unemployment in the first place.” Madsen shot back, saying, “We are not Democrats or Republicans at the Idaho Department of Labor. We respect all Idahoans including the employed, the unemployed and the state’s business owners.”
Idaho Senate (1992-1994)
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 State Impact Idaho, "Meet Idaho Department of Labor Director Roger Madsen," accessed September 4, 2012
- ↑ LinkedIn, "Profile of Roger Madsen," accessed October 4, 2011.
- ↑ State Impact, "Meet Idaho Department of Labor Director Roger Madsen," accessed September 27, 2012
- ↑ Idaho Statesman, "Otter backs Madsen on ending federal jobless benefits," November 11, 2011
- ↑ State Impact, "Madsen Responds to Dem’s Resignation Call," November 10, 2011
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