Randy Clark, current Treasurer of the South Lyon School Board, lifetime resident of the South Lyon area and Salem Township, small business owner and longtime community activist has announced his candidacy for the Michigan State House of Representatives in District 52. Current Representative Gretchen Driskell is running for the 7th Congressional District seat, leaving House Seat 52 open.
“I am running for this seat because as School Board Treasurer I have learned about the importance of the decisions made in Lansing. The actions of our state legislators have tremendous impact on our local governments and schools boards. I am excited at the prospect of representing our residents in the process that has so much impact in our everyday life.”, Clark stated. Issues important to me are a conservative fiscal approach to the state budget issues, maintaining the personal rights we all enjoy in this great country and the protection and stewardship of our natural resources. We need a stable funding method for our public education system, the education and retention of our youth is one of the most important factors in improving the state economy and expanding the role of Michigan on the national scale.
In addition to serving as treasurer on the South Lyon School Board, Clark is a member of the Finance and Facilities Committees. He has been a local business owner for over 30 years, specializing in commercial real estate and insurance and has lived in the South Lyon area and Salem Township his entire life. Clark graduated from South Lyon High, as did his parents, after which he attended Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan receiving a Business degree. Clark and his wife have two adult children.
Having always been active in the community, Clark has served as the President of the South Lyon Housing Commission, Chairman of the Building Authority, member of the Huron Valley Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, Lions Club, co-founder of the Community Letters to Santa Committee. He was also past Panther Youth Football Treasurer and Board Member, past President of the DDA, Area Pumpkinfest parade organizer and Co-Chair of the local Beautification Committee. He is active in local charities as well as civic groups including FAN (Families Against Narcotics) and Active Faith.
Clark will have to win the Republican Primary on August 2, 2016 to move on to the general election in November. House Seat 52 consists of part of the city of Ann Arbor, Bridgewater Township, Chelsea, Dexter Township, Freedom Township, Lima Township, Lodi Township, Lyndon Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Salem Township, Saline, Saline Township, Scio Township, Sharon Township, Sylvan Township and Webster Township.
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