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Clemente, Cara (D)State Representative District 14
Rep. Cara Clemente was elected to her first term as state representative in November 2016 and replaced her husband, former Rep. Paul Clemente.
She secured a second term in 2018 by defeating Mark KREMER in the August primary 83.1% to 16.8%. She defeated Darrell STASIK the GOP nominee in the general 63.6% to 36.9%.
In 2020, Clement secured her final House term by knocking off Senan SALEY in the primary 85.1% to 14.8%. She again defeated Stasik the GOP nominee 56.6% to 38.5%.
According to Target Insyght, the 14th House district has a Democratic base vote of 60.6%.
She was an academic development teacher specializing in reading at the local parochial school. She had been working with teachers for the past six years on improving reading lesson plans and working with students who are at risk of failing before or need extra help. She also worked as a manager at Clemente Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley before the establishment closed.
Rep. Clemente has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master's in Education from Eastern Michigan University.
She and her husband have three children.
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