Clay New Campaign
I firmly believe the lives of the Citizens of our House District 8 can be improved by providing services to their families such as: public safety, a quality education for all, in particular Skilled Trades opportunities, Apprenticeships, and work force preparedness. Our communities can be enhanced through road construction, bridge repair, and waterway maintenance and environmental protection, while utilizing our resources in a sustainable manner. I will go to work for you every day on these issues."
Clay was born to humble beginnings in the cotton fields of Tennessee. After age 5, when his father left, offering no support of the 4 children, Clay worked in the cotton fields to help support his 2 brothers, 1 sister, and mother. Many a day he worked all day in the cotton fields to buy a gallon of milk for the family's supper. At age 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy. At age 19, he received an appointment from the Secretary of the Navy to the United States Naval Academy. Clay has a BS in engineering and attended Emory University Law School. He has held the professional designation of CFP, Certified Financial Planner. He has worked for American Express Financial Advisors, Inc. Because of his passion to care for people, Clay also owns a company to care for the elderly and runs group homes for the intellectually challenged.