Mike Madigan Biography and History
Mike Madigan is an American Lawyer and Politician who is best known as the 67th Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives. He was born Michael Joseph Madigan on April 19, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States and he was raised there. His interest in politics began when he was just a kid. His father Michael Madigan was a very strong democrat and he also grew up being lectured about politics by his father and all these formed his strong love for politics and speaking for the weaker ones in the society.
Mike Madigan Net Worth
Mike Madigan’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million. He earns over $100 thousand as salary annually. His net worth and salary amassed due to the success in his law and political career and other financial ventures.
Mike Madigan Career
Madigan started out as a lawyer. He worked in the Chicago city law department and later co-founded a private law firm called Madigan and Getzendanner alongside Vincent J. Getzendanner Jr. Madigan’s political career began in 1980 when he endorsed Alderman Edward M. Burke in the 1980 Democratic primary race for Cook County’s State’s Attorney. In 1969, he was elected a committeeman by the 13th Ward precinct captains. In 1989, he was elected the chairman of the Democratic party of Illinois.
In 1970, he contested and won the position to represent the 22nd District in the Illinois State House of Representatives. Since 1983, he served as Speaker of the Illinois State House of Representatives with the exception of years 1995 till 1997. As a lawyer, Madigan specializes in corporate real estate property tax appeals and over the years, some of his clients include John Hancock Centre, the Prudential Plaza and many other enterprises.
Mike Madigan Wife
Mike Madigan is married to his wife named Shirley Madigan. They married in 1976.
Mike Madigan Religion
Mike Madigan practices Christianity as religion.
Mike Madigan Residence
Mike Madigan resides in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Mike Madigan Kids
Mike Madigan has four kids named Andrew Madigan (Son), Lisa Madigan (Daughter), Nicole Madigan (Daughter) and Tiffany Madigan (Daughter).
Mike Madigan Height and Weight
Mike Madigan stands at a height of 5 ft 10 inches. He weighs 84 kg.
Mike Madigan Nationality and Ethnicity
Mike Madigan is of American nationality. He is of white ethnicity.
Mike Madigan Education (High School and College)
Mike Madigan studied at Saint Adrian’s Elementary School, St. Ignatius College Prep and University of Notre Dame. He also studied at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Social Media Presence
Madigan has over 200 thousand Twitter followers, over 100 thousand Facebook followers and he is also active on other social media networks.
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Controversies, rumours and legal issues
Being a politician, Madigan has been linked to a number of controversies. He once refused to testify in the inquiry over his advocacy for more 40 applicants to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013, he was accused of trying to use his influence to secure patronage hiring and promotion for two of his supporters at the Metra Commuter rail agency. In June of 2019, he was barred by Bishop Thomas Paprocki from presenting himself to receive the Eucharist on account of his role in making the Reproductive Health Act possible.
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Facts about Mike Madigan
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Salary||Over $100 thousand annually|
|Income Source||Politician and Lawyer|
|Birthday||April 19, 1942|
|Wife||Shirley Madigan (m. 1976)|
|Residence||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Kids||Andrew Madigan (Son), Lisa Madigan (Daughter), Nicole Madigan (Daughter) and Tiffany Madigan (Daughter)|
|Height||5 ft 10 inches|
|Address||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Education (High School and College)||Saint Adrian’s Elementary School, St. Ignatius College Prep, University of Notre Dame and Loyola University Chicago School of Law|