September 9, 1964 |
Saginaw, Michigan, U.S.
|Known for||Candidacy in the 2016 American presidential election|
|Political party||American Solidarity|
Michael A. Maturen (//; born 1964), known as Mike Maturen, is an American magician and politician 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.
Maturen was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1964 and was adopted into a Roman Catholic family. He attended Douglas MacArthur High School, attended Central Michigan University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in journalism, and, in 2002, Maturen graduated from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. 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 Christian denomination of his upbringing, the Roman Catholic Church. Currently,[when?] Maturen works as a salesperson and part-time magician. He has been appointed as the District Deputy for the Michigan Jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus. In 2012, he wrote and published a weekly devotional book entitled A New Dawn: Weekly Wisdom From Everyday Life.
Maturen is the presidential nominee for the American Solidarity Party. Maturen is pro-life, both in regard to abortion and capital punishment. He refers to himself as "WHOLE life...not just anti-abortion". He supports the Christian democratic concepts of solidarity and subsidiarity.
Electoral votes: 9 (332 with write-ins)
Ballot access: Colorado
Write-in access: Alabama, Alaska, California, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin
I was born and raised in Saginaw, MI.External link in
I hold a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in Psychology, with a minor in Journalism.External link in
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.
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.
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