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Griffin endorses Clausen for state House
Griffin endorses Clausen for state House

Clausen Gains Endorsement from

 Griffin for House Representative Seat


            MAUMELLE, Ark. – Congressman Tim Griffin, who represents the Second District of Arkansas, today formally announced his support for Joshua Clausen of Maumelle as his candidate of choice for the Republican nomination in District 39 for the Arkansas House of Representatives.


            Clausen, currently serving as Maumelle’s City Clerk/Treasurer, is a former city alderman and small business owner. He is known as a “common sense candidate” passionate about education, a third access from Maumelle to Interstate 40 and elimination of a state sales tax on groceries. He is pro-life and pro-family.


            In his endorsement, Griffin said, “Joshua Clausen is a dedicated public servant and will represent the common sense values of the people of House District 39.  He knows the importance of taking care of the taxpayers’ money and understands that the State of Arkansas must advance policies that encourage private sector job creation. 


“Joshua is a key to establishing a new conservative majority in the Arkansas House of Representatives. I am proud to give him my endorsement."


Clausen said Griffin’s support is meaningful. “I am honored to receive the endorsement and was proud to have worked with Tim on his primary and general election campaigns,” he said.


            The endorsement is one of several successes Clausen’s campaign has recently experienced. “We now have the support of families from all over the community.  I’m proud to report that we have added new campaign backers every day since we kicked off this campaign,” he said.


Clausen’s supporters include Mike Watson, the Mayor of Maumelle, a majority of the Maumelle City Council, Julianne Cole, Executive Director of the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce, and small business owners throughout the district.


Clausen said the campaign recently launched its website, www.clausenforarkansas.com and a Facebook fan page. “We’re getting the word out and are excited about and appreciative of all the enthusiasm for the campaign,” Clausen said.


The campaign has raised about $10,000 without holding a fund raising event, Clausen reported. “Our supporters have been very generous, and we’re gearing up for what we need to do as the election draws nearer,” he said.


            Clausen, a longtime Maumelle resident, is a community leader who coaches youth soccer, baseball and basketball. He is the co-chair of Maumelle’s Relay for Life, which raises money and awareness for the American Cancer Society, and is a Cub Scout leader.