Paul Clemente – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 14, Michigan

Michigan Democratic Party
2235 Fort Park BoulevardLincoln Park, MI 48146
(517) 373-6339
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

Clemente is fighting to:

Encourage innovation and keep our businesses competitive to create new, good-paying jobs.

Streamline state government and cut wasteful spending to inject much-needed fiscal responsibility in Lansing.

Reform how the state funds our schools to ensure that Michigan’s children receive the quality education they need to compete in the 21st century global economy.

Support worker retraining and continuing education programs for our unemployed and under-employed workers in order to attract new businesses to Michigan.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Clemente lives in Lincoln Park with his wife, Cara. They have three children — Joseph, Nathan and Emma.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Clemente is the former co-owner and manager of Clemente’s Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley. The family-owned business started by his parents - Joseph and Rose Clemente - closed its doors in 2010 after being in business for more than 60 years.

Clemente, a Certified Public Accountant, worked as an accountant and auditor at the firm Coopers & Lybrand before joining the Legislature.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Paul Clemente is serving his second term in the Michigan House of Representatives.

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012


Michigan Competitiveness, Vice-chair

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Attended, University of Michigan-Dearborn

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