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Van Steenwyk {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014|Arizona's]] [[Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|8th District]]. Van Steenwyk {{2014isseeking}} the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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Van Steenwyk {{2014isrunning}} in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|2014 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014|Arizona's]] [[Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014|8th District]]. Van Steenwyk will face incumbent [[Trent Franks]] in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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Clair Van Steenwyk
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 8
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next primaryAugust 26, 2014
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolBellflower High
Personal
BirthdayOctober 1, 1946
Place of birthOrange City, IA
ProfessionRadio Host
ReligionChristian
Websites
Campaign website
Clair Van Steenwyk is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 8th Congressional District of Arizona.[1]

In 2012 Clair Van Steenwyk ran for the U.S. Senate seat Jon Kyl vacated. After losing in the primary, Clair then sought election to the Arizona House of Representatives District 13 as a write-in candidate in protest to Republican Darin Mitchell living outside the district.[2]

Biography

Van Steenwyk grew up in Bellflower, California, and graduated from Bellflower High in 1965.[3]

Professionally, Van Steenwyk has worked in a variety of fields. He has worked in the steel industry, food industry and property management. He has also owned an antique store. He currently works as a political radio host. Van Steenwyk has taken an active role in his community by owning and operating a halfway house, a Christian coffee house that provided counseling services and other outreach programs.[4]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Van Steenwyk's campaign website lists the following issues:[5]

  • Economy & Jobs: "We must revise our tax system to not punish those who achieve success and reward those who don’t at the expense of all of us. We must also put the Federal and hopefully all State Government on a Zero based budget rather than the Baseline Budget System now being used which just increases the budget automatically each and every year rather than going back."
  • Energy: "It’s time for us to have a real Energy Plan for the United States of America. There’s more money made by big oil from importing and not drilling than if we’d allow drilling and encourage small businesses to do the work that big oil doesn’t seem to want to do."
  • National Debt: "Every piece of legislation must have the constitution article and section cited before it leaves committee and is brought to the floor."
  • Healthcare: "Our healthcare system, abolish Obama care. As proven by the form of Healthcare in Europe and especially Canada where many of the residents there come here for care as they can’t afford to wait while their condition worsens, we don’t need this type of Healthcare in America."
  • Education: "We must close the Dept. of Education and send the job back to the states and communities where the Schools are and it belongs. This will give our citizens the ability to decide what’s best for the children in any given state, county, city or township this includes all public or private school systems which should be regulated by the individual state and not the federal government."

[6]

—Clair Van Steenwyk's campaign website, http://vanushouse.com/about-van/

2012

U.S. Senate

Van Steenwyk's campaign website listed the following issues:[7]

  • Economy & Jobs
Excerpt: "We must revise our tax system to not punish those who achieve success and reward those who don’t, at the expense of all of us. We must also put the federal, and hopefully all state government on a Zero-Based Budget rather than the Baseline Budget System now being used, which just increases the budget automatically each and every year rather than going back"
  • Energy
Excerpt: "It’s time for us to have a real Energy Plan for theUnited States of America. There’s more money made by big oil from importing and not drilling than if we’d allow drilling and encourage small businesses to do the work that big oil doesn’t seem to want to do."
  • National Debt
Excerpt: "Our Financial Security is at the brink of disaster. Our elected officials for generations have put us all on a path to destruction. We have a responsibility as Americans to put an end to this type of fiscal irresponsibility."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "First, ABOLISH ObamaCare. As proven by the form of health care in Europe andCanada, government-run health care JUST DOESN’T WORK. Many Canadians come here for care, as they can’t afford to wait while their condition worsens."

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

Van Steenwyk is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 8th District. Van Steenwyk will face incumbent Trent Franks in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

Arizona House

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Van Steenwyk (listed as Clair "Van") ran in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 13 as a write-in candidate. Incumbent Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell defeated incumbent Russ Jones in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[8][9]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Montenegro Incumbent 51.7% 39,372
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDarin Mitchell 47.2% 35,968
     Republican Robert Garcia (Write-in) 0.4% 323
     Republican John Minore (Write-in) 0.3% 225
     Republican Cheryl Brown (Write-in) 0.3% 194
     Republican Clair Van Steenwyk (Write-in) 0.1% 110
Total Votes 76,192
Arizona House of Representatives, District 13 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Montenegro Incumbent 39.1% 10,189
Green check mark transparent.pngDarin Mitchell 32.9% 8,572
Russ Jones Incumbent 28% 7,294
Total Votes 26,055

U.S. Senate

See also: United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012

Van Steenwyk ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Arizona. He was defeated by Jeff Flake in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[10]

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file (up to seven) reports with the Federal Election Commission during the United States Congress elections if they exceed the contribution and/or expenditure reporting threshold. Below are Van Steenwyk's reports.[11]

Clair Van Steenwyk Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]May 7, 2012$109.22$7,499.77$(7,875.44)$458.05
July Quarterly[13]July 6, 2012$458.05$9,475.77$(8,271.42)$1,652.40
Running totals
$16,975.54$(16,146.86)

Personal

Van Steenwyk and his wife, Jean, have one child.[14] They live in Sun City West, Arizona.[4]

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