Clair Van Steenwyk

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Clair Van Steenwyk
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Candidate for
Arizona House of Representatives, District 13
BirthdayOctober 1, 1946
Place of birthOrange City, IA
ProfessionRadio Host
Personal website
Campaign website
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Clair Van Steenwyk, also known as Van, was a 2012 Republican write-in candidate for Arizona House of Representatives District 13. He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Arizona.


Campaign themes


U.S. Senate

Van Steenwyk's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • 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."
  • Health Care
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."



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. She was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

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.[4]

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Van Steenwyk's reports.[5]

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


Van Steenwyk and his wife, Jean, have one child.[8]

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