Jerry Madden

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Jerry Madden is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing District 67 since 1993.[1]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Madden is the Co-Chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Public Safety and Elections Task Force[2] and head of the Corrections and Reentry Working Group.[3][4] In August 2011, he was given ALEC's 2011 Legislator of the Year Award.[5]

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Background

According to the biography appearing on his Texas House of Representatives page, "Madden worked 11 years for Texas Instruments Inc., 8 years for Teledyne Geotech, and in 2000, formed Jerry Madden Insurance to offer group health plan coverage options to small businesses out of his independent agency's Plano offices. In July 2008, he sold his company and retired from the insurance business. He obtained a Master of Science in Management and Administration Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1979. Madden is Chairman of the House Committee on Corrections, which he chaired from 2005-2009, as well as a member of the Select Committee on Election Contest, the Redistricting Committee, and the Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence Committee. Prior committee appointments have included Calendars, Public Education, House Select Committee on Public School Finance, State Affairs, Urban Affairs, Public Safety, Elections, State, Federal and International Relations, and Rules and Resolutions. Rep. Madden [is] a member of the Board of Directors of the Council of State Governments’ Justice Center [and] Chairman of the Law and Criminal Justice Committee formed by the National Conference of State Legislatures [he] became Immediate Past Chair as of July 2010). In June 2010, Rep. Madden was appointed to serve on the Texas State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision, and in July of 2010 was named co-chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Sentencing and Corrections Work Group."[6]

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  1. "Jerry Madden." Texas House of Representatives. House.State.TX.US. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  2. Public Safety and Elections Task Force "Public Safety and Elections Task Force.", American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC.org. Accessed July 10, 2011.
  3. American Legislative Exchange Council Inside ALEC Feb. 2011, organization newsletter, February 2011, p. 18
  4. Texas House of Representatives Representative Madden, Jerry, government website, accessed June 11, 2011
  5. American Legislative Exchange Council, "Solutions for the States," 38th Annual Meeting agenda, on file with CMD, August 3-6, 2011
  6. Texas House of Representatives Representative Madden, Jerry, government website, accessed June 11, 2011
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