Mark B. Madsen
|Mark B. Madsen|
|Member of the Utah Senate
from the 13th district
2004 – present
|Born||May 8, 1963|
|Residence||Eagle Mountain, Utah|
|Alma mater||George Mason University|
|Religion||The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints|
Mark Benson Madsen (born 1963) is an American politician and Attorney from Utah. A Republican, he is a member of the Utah State Senate, representing the state's 13th senate district in Utah, and Tooele Counties including the city of Lehi. Senator Madsen is the grandson of Ezra Taft Benson, Secretary of Agriculture under President Eisenhower.
He was first elected in 2004. In the 2008 session of the state legislature, Senator Madsen was chief sponsor of SB 210, a bill that required proof of citizenship to be presented in order for Utahns to register to vote.
Local Salt Lake City media erroneously reported that S.B. 247, which Madsen sponsored, would honor Utah native gun creator John M. Browning on the current Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, as Madsen had originally proposed. However, the language that Madsen ultimately put into the bill, S.B. 247S03, which passed both houses of the Utah Legislature and was signed into law, recognized John M. Browning on January 24, 2011.
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