Ken Clark

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Ken Clark
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Arizona House of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsFour terms (8 years)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ken Clark is a Democratic member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Clark served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations
Energy, Environment and Natural Resources
Elections

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Clark's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Support Common Core standards and funding so that Arizona students will be educated to at least the same level as students in competing markets and countries."

Economic Development

  • Excerpt: "Fight to support Career and Technical Education in order to build a stronger, highly-tailored workforce."

Sustainability

  • Excerpt: "Push the legislature towards setting higher standards for energy efficiency and renewable energy in new home and business construction."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Ken will also vote to preserve define pension plans for police and fire so we can support those who put their lives on the line for our safety."

Equal Rights

  • Excerpt: "Ken will fight in the Arizona Legislature to prevent further discrimination against people based on their sexual orientation and will fight for full funding for community health care and reproductive health services."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Lela Alston and Ken Clark defeated Richard Bauer in the Democratic primary. Lei Lani Cortez was unopposed in the Republican primary. Alston and Clark defeated Cortez in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives District 24, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLela Alston Incumbent 38.7% 21,740
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKen Clark 37.8% 21,186
     Republican Lei Lani Cortez 23.5% 13,183
Total Votes 56,109


Arizona House of Representatives, District 24 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLela Alston Incumbent 42.9% 8,006
Green check mark transparent.pngKen Clark 35.7% 6,663
Richard Bauer 21.4% 3,990
Total Votes 18,659

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clark ran in the 2010 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 15. Clark was defeated by Lela Alston and Katie Hobbs in the Democratic primary election on August 24, 2010.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 15 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Katie Hobbs (D) 3,950
Green check mark transparent.png Lela Alston (D) 3,919
Ken Clark (D) 3,418

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Clark's endorsements included the following:[7]

  • Chad Campbell, House Minority Leader & State Representative, District 24
  • Susan Benjamin, Governing Board Member, Phoenix Elementary School District #1
  • Dr. Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Governing Board Member, Phoenix Elementary School District #1

|Term limits = Four terms (8 years) |Next election = November 8, 2016

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