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Jay Clough

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Jay Clough
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Candidate for
Washington House of Representatives, District 8a
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Jay Clough was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 8a of the Washington House of Representatives.


Campaign themes

Clough's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Creating Jobs

  • Excerpt:"I believe we need to review all tax loopholes and sunset those that aren’t helping our economy."

Improving Our Business Climate

  • Excerpt:"We should not let the state balance the budget on the backs of local government by overloading our local governments with unnecessary burdens. I will work closely with local cities and counties to ensure our regulations are streamlined and clear."

Championing Our Public Schools

  • Excerpt:"Our public schools currently don’t graduate 25% of their students. We need to reduce our dropout rate; recruit and retrain quality teachers; and set higher standards for math and science."

Reducing Gang Violence

  • Excerpt:"We need to give our law enforcement community the tools they need to reduce this activity in our neighborhoods. This means prioritizing funding for gang violence reduction, improving after-school programs and working with institutions that strengthen our families."



See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clough ran in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives, District 8a. Clough ran unopposed in the August 7 blanket primary election and was defeated by incumbent Brad Klippert (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Washington House of Representatives, District 8a, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrad Klippert Incumbent 62.1% 37,123
     Democratic Jay Clough 37.9% 22,695
Total Votes 59,818

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