Mike Maturen

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Mike Maturen
Born (1964-09-09) September 9, 1964 (age 56)
CitizenshipUnited States
Known forCandidacy in the 2016 American presidential election
Political partyAmerican Solidarity

Michael A. Maturen (/məˈtʌrən/; born September 9, 1964) is an American political activist best known for his candidacy for president of the United States as the nominee of the American Solidarity Party in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Life and career[edit]

Maturen was born in Saginaw, Michigan[1] in 1964 and was adopted into a Roman Catholic family.[2] He attended Douglas MacArthur High School,[3] attended Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in journalism,[4] and, in 2002, Maturen graduated from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology.[2] Maturen was ordained as a priest in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches (an Evangelical church in the Anglican tradition outside of the Anglican Communion), although he eventually returned to the Catholic Church.[5] Currently,[as of?] Maturen works as a salesperson and part-time magician.[3] He has been appointed as the District Deputy for the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus.[6] In 2012, he wrote and published a weekly devotional book entitled A New Dawn: Weekly Wisdom From Everyday Life.[7]

Presidential campaign and political positions[edit]

Ballot status in the fifty states and D.C.
  Ballot access
  Write-in access
  Not on ballot

Maturen was the presidential nominee for the American Solidarity Party.[8] Maturen is pro-life, both in regard to abortion and capital punishment. He refers to himself as "WHOLE life...not just anti-abortion".[9] He supports the Christian democratic concepts of solidarity and subsidiarity.[10]

Ballot status[edit]

Electoral votes: 9 (332 with write-ins)

Ballot access: Colorado[11]

Write-in access: Alabama,[12] Alaska,[13] California,[14] Georgia,[15] Idaho,[16] Iowa,[12] Kansas,[17] Kentucky,[18] Maryland,[19] Michigan,[20] Minnesota,[21] Nebraska,[22] New Hampshire,[12] New Jersey,[12] New York,[23] North Dakota,[24] Ohio,[25] Oregon,[26] Pennsylvania,[12] Rhode Island,[12] Texas,[27] Vermont,[12] Virginia,[28] Washington,[29] Wisconsin[30]



  1. ^ "Lorian exclusive: Interview with Mike Maturen". http://myduhawk.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24. I was born and raised in Saginaw, MI. External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ a b Tighe, Tommy; Burger, John (2016-08-05). "Magic Mike: 2016 voter angst brings attention to American Solidarity Party". Aleteia. Aleteia SAS. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  3. ^ a b "Mike Maturen". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  4. ^ "Lorian exclusive: Interview with Mike Maturen". http://myduhawk.com. Retrieved 2016-10-24. I hold a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in Psychology, with a minor in Journalism. External link in |website= (help)
  5. ^ "Michael Maturen: Former Evangelical Episcopal Priest". Coming Home Network. 30 August 2004. Retrieved 25 August 2016. Later Mike attended seminary and, in 2002, was ordained a priest in the Communion of Evangelical Episcopal Churches. Soon after he found his way home to the Catholic Church.
  6. ^ "COMMITTEE & CANDIDATES". American Solidarity Party. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-24. He's also a frequent volunteer at his church, and his hard work has led to his appointment as the District Deputy for the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus.
  7. ^ Maturen, Mike (2012-11-10). A NEW DAWN--Weekly Wisdom From Everyday Life. Mike Maturen.
  8. ^ "American Solidarity Party". American Solidarity Party. Retrieved 2016-08-11.
  9. ^ Schmoll, Zak (2016-08-15). "2016 Third-Party Presidential Candidate Mike Maturen and the Rise of the American Solidarity Party: An Interview". Entering the Public Square. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  10. ^ Acceptance Speech on YouTube
  11. ^ "2016 General Election Candidate List". Sos.state.co.us. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  12. ^ a b c d e f g "Ballot access for presidential candidates". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  13. ^ "November 8, 2016 General Election Candidate List". elections.alaska.gov. State of Alaska Division of Elections. 2016. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-26.
  14. ^ "November 8, 2016, General Election Certified List of Write-In Candidates" (PDF). State of California Secretary of State. 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  15. ^ Kemp, Brian (September 12, 2016). "Qualifying Candidate Information". sos.ga.gov. Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  17. ^ "21 write-in candidates filed for presidential election". Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  18. ^ "Election Candidate Filings - President of the United States". Kentucky.gov. Archived from the original on 2016-09-30. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  19. ^ "2016 Candidate Listing". Maryland.gov. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  20. ^ "Michigan 2016 General Election". The Green Papers. Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  21. ^ "Federal, State & County Candidates – Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State – Registered Write Ins" (PDF). Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  22. ^ "Write-In Presidential Candidates 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  23. ^ "Official Write-In Candidates for President" (PDF). 2016-10-24.
  24. ^ Winger, Richard (2016-10-20). "Six Write-in Presidential Candidates File to Have North Dakota Write-ins Counted". Ballot Access News. Retrieved 2016-10-22.
  25. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2016-09-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Election Law Summary" (PDF). Oregon Secretary of State. Elections Division. p. 14. Retrieved 2016-10-19. Oregon voters have the option of not voting for any of the candidates for office who are printed on the ballot, but instead writing in a name of a candidate for each office. All write-in votes for each office on the ballot are tallied together with a lump sum recorded unless: 1 No names of candidates are printed on the ballot for the office; or 2 If the total number of write-in votes for candidates equals or exceeds the total number of votes for any candidate for the same nomination or office. In these two circumstances, the county clerk tallies all write-in votes cast for the office to show the total number of votes for each write-in candidate.
  27. ^ "Fighting to get on the presidential ballot in Texas". The Star-Telegram. Retrieved 2016-09-26.
  28. ^ "2016 Certification of Write-in Candidates - President and Vice President" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-10-29. Retrieved 2016-11-02.
  29. ^ "Official List of Write-In Candidates for the 2016 General Election" (PDF). Washington Secretary of State. Retrieved 2016-10-11.
  30. ^ "Registered Write-in Candidates for November 8, 2016" (PDF). elections.wi.gov. Wisconsin Elections Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 23, 2016.
  31. ^ National Review: I will almost surely vote, in case you're wondering, for Mike Maturen, the candidate of the American Solidarity Party.
  32. ^ "I endorse Mike Maturen and the American Solidarity Party" from his blog "Catholic and Enjoying it!

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