Joshua Clausen

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Joshua Clausen
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Candidate for
Arkansas House of Representatives District 39
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock
ProfessionVP of sales and marketing, PayDays
Campaign website
Joshua Clausen campaign logo
Joshua Clausen was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the Arkansas House of Representatives, District 39.

Clausen earned his B.A. in political science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Clausen is currently the Vice President of sales and marketing for PayDays, a family-owned payroll service. He also serves as City Clerk of Maumelle, Arkansas.


Campaign themes


Clausen's campaign website listed the following issues[1]

  • 3rd Access to I-40
Excerpt: "This issue is key to all the residents of this area, regardless of their zip code. This access is important, not only to relieve traffic congestion on Maumelle Blvd, but also because the lack of access creates a risk to the public safety. Furthermore, this access is critical to continued economic development in the area."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I believe in choice in education and have been involved with and supportive of our local district and charter schools. For Arkansas to move forward, we must turn our focus to education."
  • Family
Excerpt: "I am unabashedly pro-life and pro-family. I believe that life begins at conception and will do everything in my power to protect the unborn. I support traditional family values and will continue to be a voice for conservative policy and protection of these ideals."
  • Taxes
Excerpt: "I support the complete elimination of the State sales tax on groceries. I will encourage my fellow legislators to fully evaluate all avenues, including reductions in capital gains and other taxes, in an effort to spur economic growth."
  • Small Business
Excerpt: "Sometimes we forget that most of our growth comes from small business. Big businesses are important, but we need to be aware of the unique obstacles small businesses face. "



Clausen ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 39. Clausen was defeated by Mark Lowery in the May 22 Republican primary.[2][3]

Arkansas House of Representatives District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Lowery 50.3% 806
Joshua Clausen 49.7% 797
Total Votes 1,603


Clausen and his wife, Amanda, have four children and live in Maumelle.

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