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Biographical Profile for Marty McClendon
Previous Candidate for U.S. Representative District 6, Washington
Age: 47
Party: Washington State Republican Party
Phone: (253) 283-6044
Address: PMB 173, 5500 Olympic Dr Ste H105
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
 
Marty McClendon's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
My name is Marty McClendon

I was born in a Navy Hospital in San Diego, but I grew up here in Washington. We moved to Quincy in 1972, and later lived in East Wenatchee, Coulee Dam and other places. My dad worked construction jobs and cowboy jobs.

I grew up in a time and place where you knew your neighbors, where you never locked your doors, and when you had to be home by dark.

I grew up in a time and place where a practical faith taught you to be honest, to be patriotic, to respect your elders, and to do your best.

Dad worked hard, and he taught me to work hard. This came in handy during summers on grandpa’s farm, where there was no end to hard work. Dad and grandpa taught me by example that keeping your word, being true to your family, and loving your neighbor are the true measures of a man.

Dad was a generous and compassionate man who would give the shirt off his back to someone in need. He was also a practical man, and taught me that a man must know the dignity of hard work and self-reliance.

This foundation served me well when I enrolled at the University of Washington to pursue a career in medicine. After college, I enjoyed success as Anesthesia Technician for 13 years.

Marriage and children pushed me to find a career with more control over my time, and I chose real estate. I’ve now been a Realtor for 15 years, and have received many awards for customer satisfaction.

As you can tell, faith and family are both vital to me. Faith sustained our family when our son Logan was stricken with leukemia, and later when my wife Lyn was diagnosed with breast cancer. As a pastor, I love to help people connect authentically with their God and get the resources that only He can provide. My faith teaches me that everyone is made in God’s image, and deserves to be loved. My faith unites me with people who are different from me – different in age, race, gender, sexual orientation, in political philosophy and in a thousand other ways. We are stronger because of our diversity.

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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Marty and his wife, Lyn, who is a registered nurse, live in Gig Harbor. They have three children: Logan, Faith, and Gracelyn.
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
no response
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Marty McClendon is a real estate broker in Gig Harbor, He has practiced real estate in the Puget Sound area for the past 15 years. Prior to that time, he was an anesthesiology technician.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
no response
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Boys and Girls Club Volunteer and Patron
Habitat for Humanity
Boys Scouts of America
Union Gospel Mission
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Susan B Komen Society
Violent Crimes and Victims
Rotary
Make A Wish Foundation
Seattle Parks Day
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Candidate, Washington State Senate, District 26, 2010
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Christian
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Multiple awards for best in customer service and sales.
Marty is a pastor in his church.
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