Jerry Madden

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Jerry Madden
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Texas State House, District 67
Incumbent
In office
1994 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1993
Term limitsN/A
CandidateVerification
Jerry Madden is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 67 from 1993 to 2013. He served as Chairman of the Collin County Republican Party from 1974-76 and 1984-1991.

Madden served as President of the Jerry Madden Insurance Firm from 2000-2008, Sales Representative, Planning Services from 1994-2000, and President of Pot Hole Doc from 1992-1994. He has also worked in construction, as a manufacturing manager, manufacturing engineer, and served in the United States Army.

Madden is a member of the Prison Entrepreneurship Board of Directors, Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Plano Chamber of Commerce Advisory Board, Accon Chamber of Commerce, Collin County Republican Men's Club, Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and Wylie Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

Jerry Madden served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

  • HB 551 - Relating to the electronic transmission of a federal postcard application used for voting.
  • HB 553 - Relating to the establishment of the office of criminal and juvenile justice ombudsman.
  • HB 1481 - Relating to certain offenses regarding the possession or use of a cellular telephone by an inmate or defendant in a correctional or detention facility and to the detection and monitoring of that possession or use.
  • HB 3229 - Relating to a pilot project for a drug and alcohol abuse recovery high school program[2]

Elections

2010

See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Madden won re-election unopposed in District 67 in 2010. He was unopposed in the March 2 Republican primary and faced no opposition in the November 2 general election.[3]

Texas House of Representatives, District 67
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Madden (R) 19,070 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Madden won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 67th District, defeating Jeffrey Joyner (L). Madden received 30,558 votes in the election while Joyner received 8,390 votes.[4] Madden raised $422,463 for his campaign; Joyner raised $10.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 67
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jerry Madden (R) 30,558 78.45%
Jeffrey Joyner (L) 8,390 21.54%

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Madden received $179,339 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Texas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jerry Madden's campaign in 2010
Texans For Lawsuit Reform$24,515
Grindstaff, Paul$5,000
Professional Bondsmen Of Texas$5,000
Koch Industries$4,000
Choctaw Nation Of Oklahoma$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $179,339

2008

Below are Madden's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $67,500
Bob J Perry $50,000
Texas Builds Jobs & Opportunity for a Secure Future $12,500
Robert B Rowling $10,000
AT&T $8,600

Awards

Madden was named "Legislator of the Year" by American Legislative Exchange Council in August 2011. The award is the national organization's most prestigious "is given to state legislators who are ALEC members in good standing and have distinguished themselves by taking a leadership role in advancing, introducing, and/or enacting policies based on the fundamental Jeffersonian principles of free markets, limited government, federalism and individual liberty."[8]

On October 26, 2010, Governing magazine named Madden and Texas Senator John Whitmire as two of eight "Public Officials of the Year" for their work on reforming the Texas correctional system.[9] Other honorees included Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue and Connecticut Representative Diana Urban. Each year since 1994, Governing has selected a handful of state and local officials to honor for standout job performance. The Public Officials of the Year program "recognizes leaders from state, city and county government who exemplify the ideals of public service."[10]

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[11] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Jerry Madden received a grade of B on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Madden was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Texas House District 67
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Jeff Leach (R)