Marty McClendon – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for U.S. Representative District 6, Washington

Washington State Republican Party
www.McClendonforCongress.comwww.McClendonforCongress.com
PMB 173, 5500 Olympic Dr Ste H105Gig Harbor, WA 98335
(253) 283-6044
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Biographical
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.

Profession (professional 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.

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.

Reasons & Objectives
Areas to Concentrate On

Restoring the public trust

Source: McClendon (10/17/2014)

Why I Am Running for Public Office

It is time for solutions not politics!

My name is Marty McClendon

I am a candidate for Congress in Washington’s 6th District.

Our District is beautiful, rich in natural resources, with nearly unlimited potential.

But the economic downturn, overreaching regulation, and some poor policy decisions have produced a loss of living wage jobs.

You have given Congress a failing grade: only 7% of Americans believe that Congress is doing its job.

This election is not really about me. Nor is it about my opponent.

It is not about our resumes or pedigrees. It is not about our political parties or their platforms.

This is election is about you.

It is about what you want. It is about the America you want to live in and about your dreams.

This fall, you have a clear choice to make: Politics as usual, or new solutions and new leadership.

We need to improve education, restore manufacturing and add high-technology jobs. We also need to improve our infrastructure.

I am ready to roll up my sleeves and work with you on real solutions to tough problems. My faith teaches me to tell the truth, even when it is not popular to do so.

The days of Congress telling the people what they need are over. It is a time for a more responsive, accountable, and transparent government.

Join me in restoring a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Join me in moving our nation ahead to a brighter tomorrow. Join me in restoring our nation’s foundations based on enduring values and Constitutional Freedoms.

With your support, your vote, and your ongoing engagement, we will push politics aside and find practical solutions to our problems. Together we can make America great again.

I’m Marty McClendon

American by birth. Republican by Choice. Your candidate for US Congress

Source: McClendon (10/17/2014)

Goals If Elected

Marty McClendon's Platform

I am dedicated to preserving a constitutional republic through active participation by citizens for the protection and preservation of conservative values including: the sanctity of human life; preserving a free society, free markets, and free trade; limited government; low taxes; minimal bureaucracy; strong national defense; and private property rights.

I believe that government should do for individuals only those things they cannot do for themselves and should be based on respect for each person’s ability, dignity, and liberty. Good citizenship begins with protected rights and ends with accompanying responsibilities.

I reaffirm the words in the Declaration of Independence, “That all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness -That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”

It has been over two centuries since our Founders established the American creed — government under God and accountable to the people. I believe their vision is best preserved by supporting the

policies outlined below.

1. CIVIL and RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Civil and religious liberties recognized in the U.S. Constitution are God-given and therefore unalienable. These fundamental liberties are protected in the Bill of Rights and reaffirmed in Article I of the Washington State Constitution. It is the obligation of government at every level to observe and respect these liberties. The role of the judiciary is to uphold the law in a manner faithful to the original intent of the state and federal constitutions. It is essential that the judiciary honor legislative intent and understand that the power to write law is vested in the legislature or the people.

2. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The greatest economic opportunity can best be achieved through imposing as few restraints as possible on private property, industry, recreational opportunities and trade.

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Source: McClendon (10/17/2014)

Achievements If Elected

Job Creation

Solution Groups at the County and City levels

Balanced budget amendment

Tax reform

Source: McClendon (10/17/2014)

Business
Small Business

Small businesses create 80% of the jobs in America and are the backbone of our economy.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Economy
Federal Reserve

Needs to be audited

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Economy, a General Statement

2. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The greatest economic opportunity can best be achieved through imposing as few restraints as possible on private property, industry, recreational opportunities and trade.

Private sector job creation, entrepreneurship, and keeping businesses and industries in our country and state are best achieved by minimizing business and personal taxes, limiting regulatory law, and removing redundant and or outdated regulations that increase cost and limit job creation.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Government Efficiency

It is the duty of government to be efficient and be wise with the tax payers money. I will work to increase efficiency, transparency and openness in government.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Reducing the Deficit

I support the penny plan. Where we cut 1 penny out of every dollar spent for 6 years.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment

I support

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Jobs
Quality of Jobs

2. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The greatest economic opportunity can best be achieved through imposing as few restraints as possible on private property, industry, recreational opportunities and trade.

Private sector job creation, entrepreneurship, and keeping businesses and industries in our country and state are best achieved by minimizing business and personal taxes, limiting regulatory law, and removing redundant and or outdated regulations that increase cost and limit job creation.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Job Growth

2. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The greatest economic opportunity can best be achieved through imposing as few restraints as possible on private property, industry, recreational opportunities and trade.

Private sector job creation, entrepreneurship, and keeping businesses and industries in our country and state are best achieved by minimizing business and personal taxes, limiting regulatory law, and removing redundant and or outdated regulations that increase cost and limit job creation.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Family and Medical Leave Act

support

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

support

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Jobs, a General Statement

2. ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

The greatest economic opportunity can best be achieved through imposing as few restraints as possible on private property, industry, recreational opportunities and trade.

Private sector job creation, entrepreneurship, and keeping businesses and industries in our country and state are best achieved by minimizing business and personal taxes, limiting regulatory law, and removing redundant and or outdated regulations that increase cost and limit job creation.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Taxes
National Sales Tax

I support the fair tax which removes all other corporate, income, estate, death, and other taxes.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Flat Tax

I support the Fair Tax

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

Taxes, a General Statement

13. TAXATION

I accept the necessity for limited taxation in order for government to perform services that meet essential public needs. I believe taxes should be as low, simple, and fair as possible.

Source: McClendon (10/27/2014)

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