Who is Liam Madden?
- Liam Madden won the Republican primary for Vermont's At-Large Congressional District
- He is a veteran of the Iraq War
- He served in the US Marine Corps from 2002 to 2007
Liam Madden is a former United States Marine, a veteran of the Iraq War, and most recently an American politician. He is running for election to the US House of Representatives to represent Vermont's At-Large Congressional District. For the primaries, he ran under the Republican banner.
Madden won the Republican candidacy during the August 9, 2022 primaries and will be facing Democratic candidate Becca Balint in the midterm elections that are on November 8, 2022.
Born in Riverhead, New York, Madden's family soon moved to one of Vermont's most affluent towns, Stowe until they moved to Bellow Falls later in his childhood. When the September 11, 2001 attacks happened, destroying the World Trade Center, Madden was a high school senior.
In 2002, he joined the the US Marine Corps and went on to serve until 2007, having been deployed in various countries. He served in Iraq for seven months. Shortly before his exit from the armed forces, he began to write an article called the Appeal for Redress, which was aimed at lobbying Congressional representatives to withdraw the US army from Iraq.
While ending his service, the Marine Corps investigated him for being part of a political protest in uniform and threatened to change his discharge status. However, the case was eventually dropped. After coming back, Madden served as the Chair of the board of directors of an organisation called Iraq Veterans Against the War.
Between 2007 and 2012, he spent his time at Northwestern University and focused on environmental policy and science; economics; and history. Following his undergraduate degree, Madden went on to work at a solar energy company in 2020.
Some of the platforms that Madden will be running on is introducing competition in the healthcare industry, direct more public funding towards medical research, being pro gun laws and simultaneously being pro-Second Amendment.