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  Clay, Jr., William Lacy
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NameWilliam Lacy Clay, Jr.
Address6023 Waterman Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63112, United States
EmailNone
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Born July 27, 1956
Died Still Living (57 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
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Sep 30, 2011 06:05pm
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InfoWm. Lacy Clay was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 2000 and was chosen as President of the incoming Democratic freshman class. He currently serves on the Committee on Government Reform and is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census. He is also a Member of the Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources. On the Financial Services Committee, he serves on the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises and the Subcommittee on Housing and Community Opportunity.

Congressman Clay has been working tirelessly to ensure that this Nation's elections are conducted fairly and that every vote is counted accurately. He has advocated that new electronic voting equipment must reflect the accuracy of the voter's personal choice. Congressman Clay continues to be a proponent of ballot paper verification, thereby creating a legitimate audit trail.

Lacy Clay is a native of St. Louis, but moved to Washington in 1969 when his father, William (Bill) Clay was elected to the U. S. House of Representatives where he served for 32 years. Wm. Lacy Clay graduated from Springbrook High School in Silver Spring, Maryland in 1974, and then worked as the Assistant Doorkeeper in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1976-1983. During that time he attended evening college at the University of Maryland and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in government and politics. He also attended Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government for Senior Executives in State and Local Government, and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.

Congressman Clay won his first election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 1983. Eight years later he successfully won a seat in the Missouri Senate where he served for nine years.

Among his many accomplishments during his 17 years in the Missouri House and Senate include a bill establishing the Rosa Parks Highway in St. Louis County and another requiring that history teachers include information about the history of the Civil Rights Movement in America in their curriculum.

Near the end of this tenure in the Missouri Senate he successfully passed measures that allowed welfare recipients to earn higher wages without losing benefits when making the transition from welfare to work, and he created the Family Development Accounts for low-income families to save money for education, job training, home ownership, home improvement or small business capitalization.

He also established Missouri's hate crime law covering crimes motivated by race or religion, which he eventually expanded to include crimes against individuals because of their sexual orientation, gender, or disability. Additionally, hundreds of young people are receiving job training through YouthBuild, a program enacted under his Youth Opportunities and Violence Prevention Act.

During his service in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Clay has advocated helping disadvantaged families create wealth through homeownership, and supports legislation that prohibits unfair lending practices for home buyers. He also championed the promotion of financial literacy beginning at the Kindergarten through 12th grade levels.

Congressman Clay is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Progressive Caucus and serves on the boards of his father's William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

Congressman Clay and his wife, Ivie Lewellen Clay, have two children; Carol and William III.


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Mar 21, 2005 07:00am News [MO Congressman William Lacy] Clay: Take McGwire's name off highway  Article Ben 

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FAMILY
Father William Lacy Clay, Sr. 1931-
Grandfather Irving Clay 0000-
Uncle Irving C. Clay, Jr. 0000-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/04/2014 MO - District 01 ???
  11/06/2012 MO District 1 Won 78.67% (+60.81%)
  08/07/2012 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 63.30% (+29.41%)
  11/02/2010 MO - District 01 Won 73.55% (+49.93%)
  08/03/2010 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 81.25% (+62.51%)
  11/04/2008 MO District 1 Won 86.86% (+73.72%)
  11/07/2006 MO District 1 Won 72.84% (+48.13%)
  08/08/2006 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 MO District 1 Won 75.29% (+52.46%)
  08/03/2004 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 MO District 1 Won 70.11% (+43.02%)
  08/06/2002 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 74.30% (+48.60%)
  11/07/2000 MO District 1 Won 74.36% (+53.06%)
  08/08/2000 MO District 1 - D Primary Won 60.56% (+33.07%)
  11/03/1998 MO State Senate 04 Won 78.67% (+61.51%)
  11/08/1994 MO State Senate 04 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  09/03/1991 MO State Senate 04 - Special Election Won 75.91% (+51.83%)
  11/06/1990 MO State House 059 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1988 MO State House 059 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 MO State House 059 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/05/1986 MO State House 059 - D Primary Won 62.67% (+25.34%)
  11/06/1984 MO State House 059 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1983 MO State House 059 - Special Election Won 67.71% (+35.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA - District 31 - Open Primary - Jun 03, 2014 D Joe Baca
St. Louis Mayor - D Primary - Mar 05, 2013 D Francis G. Slay
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Juan R. Thomas
Proposition B (Puppy Mill Cruelty Prevention Act) - Nov 02, 2010 YES Yes
IL US Senate - D Primary - Feb 02, 2010 D Cheryle Jackson
MO Attorney General - D Primary - Aug 05, 2008 D Chris Koster
MO US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
MO US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D Richard A. Gephardt
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Richard A. Gephardt
MO State House 070 - D Primary - Aug 08, 2000 D John L. Bowman, Sr.
MO State House 071 - D Primary - Aug 08, 2000 D Zackery Keys, Sr.
MO Attorney General - D Primary - Aug 04, 1992 D Jay Nixon
FEC COMMITTEES
C00346080 CLAY JR. FOR CONGRESS $ 118356.18