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Kelly J Clark State Representative Michigan, 104

Kelly J Clark

Kelly J Clark for State Representative, Michigan, 104

Location
Traverse City, Michigan
District / Locality
Michigan, 104
County
Grand Traverse
Political Affiliation
Libertarian
Office
State Representative

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

I have called Northern Michigan home for 44 years now. I am a 1989 Traverse City HS graduate. I received my B.A. from Hope CollegeI and my MA in Educational Administration & Community Leadership from CMU. I currently serve on the BOE for TCAPS. I believe in personal freedom & accountability. I am running for two reasons; I want my children to have the opportunity to continue to call N. MI home and I am committed to giving back to this community that has given me and my family so much.

My Positions

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Criminal Justice Reform

“With all of the recent events brought to light by the police shootings, this is the perfect time to discuss criminal justice reform. The police carry guns. We should not make any laws that we are not willing to kill for. Do we really want people being shot for growing a plant or collecting rain water? It is not difficult for all of the citizens to become criminals with more than 40,000 laws.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Guns & Ammunition

“Shall not be infringed upon. Governments have killed more than 250 million people in the last century. Every day our federal government restricts our rights and invades our privacy under the guise of protecting us.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Decriminalization of Marijuana

“The war on drugs in a failure in every sense. The government should never have any say in what people do in private, as long as it does not affect or interfere with someone else's pursuit of happiness. Marijuana should be decriminalized and taxed. ”

OPPOSE
O

Minimum Wage

“1st we need to address monetary policy reform, the cost of living & inflation will continue to rise. The idea that a “living wage” will put more expendable capital in a person’s hand fails to consider the broader issue of the continuous depreciation of the dollar. Urging the Fed to slow the rate of artificial credit & fast cash into the economy is a solution that will benefit low income earners.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Public Pre-Kindergarten

“It is estimated that for every $1 spent on early childhood education, the state would see a $17 return. Lansing has been incredibly short sighted when it comes to education. I am in favor of exploring a type of voucher system, especially if public schools are not going to be funded fairly & equally. Our society is a direct reflection of our values. Sadly, education is obviously low on the list.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Immigration, A Workable Immigration Policy

“Seems like Democrats want to open the flood gates and pay for everyone. Republicans want to build a (ridiculous) wall. Understand we are a nation of immigrants. Mexico should be one of our strongest allies. If ISIS & terrorism is truly our enemy, you would think we would want our closest neighbor & trading partner, a country that is predominantly Catholic no less, on our side.”

NEUTRAL
N

Abortion

“I have 3 children. I would have an incredibly difficult time making the decision to terminate a pregnancy. However, I have not walked in someone else's shoes. Reasons such as rape or incest, etc. seem to be a no-brainer to me. I would also support abortion in the first trimester. If we are not going to take care of the children brought into the World, why would we limit someone's right to choose?”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Religion & State Separation

“I was brought up as a Christian. It obviously played a role in my upbringing. I believe in trying to make the World a better place, regardless of whether you follow a particular religion or not. Government should be representative of all people, religious and non-religious alike. I strongly believe in separation of church and state.”

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