Clemmons, Mitch

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(562) 281-4556
Biographical Info:
I’ve spent my whole life in and around the district I am running for. Born in La Mirada, raised in Whittier and Norwalk, and attended high school in Santa Fe Springs. When I married my wife in 2000, we moved to La Habra and raised our 3 kids there for 18 years. We then moved to our current home in Whittier 3 years ago. I am a man of faith. I trust God for all things, and I do my best to follow Him. This leads me to desire to care for others in my community. I have been involved in many community service efforts throughout the years, mostly through the church I attended. I participated in the relief efforts in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina to serve the local community in Bay St. Louis. I’ve encouraged my employees and we brought a dozen of them with us to help sort items for the needy at Giving Children Hope in Fullerton, CA on several occasions over the years. And my wife and I have assisted in different food and clothing ministries to the poor and homeless. I believe serving others is not only encouraged by our Lord, but it also gives hope to the person in need. It is an important way to give back to our society. I’ve been a business owner in the plumbing industry for over 20 years, serving our communities, my customers, and my employees. My goal when going into business was to offer top quality plumbing services at fair prices and to put the overpriced plumbers out of business. Over the years I have trained many plumbers, and the ones that serve the customers well, I help get their own plumbing license and help them start their business. By doing this I lose my best plumbers, but when they start their business in another area and do the same thing in a new community, provide top quality plumbing services at fair prices, everybody wins. Having an attitude of serving others has helped me to be successful as a business owner and has enabled me to help many others learn this same attitude in business. I’ve also worked in the corporate world as an operations manager. It was my responsibility to take a bankrupt $180 mil / year distribution company and make the operations profitable again. I was able to use my leadership and teaching skills, data collection and analysis skills, and my ability to listen and work with others to find the best solutions to any given problem. Solving complex issues requires listening to the people to understand their problems. I analyzed each department, worked with the area managers, supervisors, and staff to determine solutions, and then implemented the new solutions together with the team in each department. The result of my efforts was a successful sale/merger deal after we had turned the company around. Both as a business owner and a corporate manager it is necessary to work hard and find solutions to be successful. I will work hard for the people, to serve them well, to represent them well, and to do my best to help find solutions. I will be willing to work with other lawmakers for the benefit of people and stand against legislations that promotes special interests. Jesus calls us to follow His example of being a servant leader. I will do my best to follow that example. I would appreciate your support in this election. I would also ask that you would seek out other servant leaders to elect this season. It’s time to give the government back to the people. -Mitch Clemmons
The political establishment is destroying our country with their progressive policies. The border is not managed well, our school systems are failing our children, critical race theory in all its forms is causing much long-term damage to our schools, government institutions, military, etc., our forests are not managed well, our water is not managed well, crime is out of control, and there are many other issues created by our current law makers. We need better leadership in California. We need leadership that is focused on the people and making our state prosperous again. We need citizen leaders to stand up and represent the people. I have been encouraging many other good upstanding citizens to get involved, find out what is going on in their communities about our local, state, and federal politics, and I’ve encouraged some to run for office. I think it is vitally important that the citizens become more involved. If I am going to encourage others to do these things, I must also be willing to do the same. And so, as the Lord Jesus leads, I am running for office. I know how to work with different kinds of people to achieve common goals. I know how to lead and manage. And I am not afraid to speak up and stand up to those that are causing harm to our country, our state, and our communities. I am compelled that it is my duty to run for office. It will be my honor to serve the people of the state of California to restore the splendor of the Golden State.


Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should California amend its Constitution to remove current limitations and codify abortion until birth as a constitutional right? (e.g., Prop 1, 2022) N
2. Should California require medical providers to undergo “cultural competency courses” on racial politics and sexual and gender identity to have their license renewed by the state? (e.g., AB 2194, 2022) N
3. Should California adult citizens be required to pass a background check before buying ammunition? N
4. Should California require high school students to take an Ethnic Studies course that teaches Critical Race Theory before graduating? N
5. Should California women’s prisons be required to admit biological males who self-identify as female? N
6. Would you (or did you) support requiring all insurance plans to provide elective surgical abortions for free, with no deductibles or copays copays? (e.g., SB 245, 2022) N
7. Should minors age 15 or older be allowed to consent to vaccines without parental permission? (e.g., SB 866, 2022) N
8. Would you (or did you) support the legalization of loitering for prostitution? (e.g., SB 357, 2022) N
9. Would you (or did you) support the establishment of government-sponsored drug injection centers? (e.g., SB 57, 2022) N
10. Would you (or did you) support legislation prohibiting employers from making hiring decisions based on an employee’s use of cannabis away from the workplace or traces of non-psychoactive cannabis found during drug testing? (e.g., AB 2188, 2022) N
11. Should California taxpayers fund transgender treatments for minors, including puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and sex-change operations? (e.g., AB 2218, 2020; AB 2521, 2022) N
12. Should California require Peace Officers to undergo a “bias evaluation” that includes sexual orientation and gender identity? (e.g., AB 2229, 2022) N