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Paul Clemente
Paul Clemente.jpg
Michigan House of Representatives District 14
In office
January 1, 2011-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$71,685/year
Per diem$10,800 yearly expense allowance
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits3 terms
Office website
Paul Clemente is a Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives, representing District 14 since January 1, 2011. According to his biography, he wants to "streamline state government and cut wasteful spending to inject much-needed fiscal responsibility in Lansing."

Clemente is a CPA, and worked for the firm Coopers & Lybrand before becoming a Representative. Paul also is the former co-owner and manager of Clemente's Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley, a family owned business started by his parents. The venture closed its doors in 2010, after a 60 year run.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clemente served on the following committees:

Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Michigan Competitiveness, Vice-chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Clemente served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Clemente served on these committees:



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2012

Clemente won re-election in the 2012 election for Michigan House of Representatives District 14. He ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Edward Gubics (R) and Loel Robert Gnadt (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012. [1]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Clemente Incumbent 70.9% 23,993
     Republican Edward Gubics 25.9% 8,763
     Libertarian Loel Robert Gnadt 3.2% 1,076
Total Votes 33,832


See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2010

Clemente won election to the District 14 Seat in 2010. He defeated Brittany Guerriero, Frank Liberati, Rebecca Sarazin and Frank Vaslo in the August 3 Democratic primary. He defeated Patrick O'Connell (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.

Michigan House of Representatives, District 14 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Paul Clemente (D) 14,536
Patrick O'Connell (R) 7,069

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Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Clemente raised $47,595 in contributions. [2]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Clemente, Paul $36,000
Friends Of Paul Clemente $5,750


Tea Party Scorecard

The Independent Tea Party Patriots, a Michigan Tea Party group, grades the votes of this and every other Michigan legislator on “core tea party issues” in a regularly-updated scorecard. 100% is considered an ideal rating.[3]

January 2011 - March 2012

Paul Clemente received a 13% rating on the January 2011 - March 2012 Tea Party Scorecard.[3]


Clemente and his wife Cara have three children.

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Preceded by
Ed Clemente (D)
Michigan House of Representatives District 14
Succeeded by