Press Release – State Representative Scott Clem has announced his re-election bid for the Wyoming House of Representatives in district 31.
“After much consideration and prayer, I would like the opportunity to serve another two-year term representing the people of my district.” Clem said, “I’m guided by my faith and solid conservative, republican principles. After serving four years in the House, I’m proud of the accomplishments. Particularly the series of blockchain technology bills I co-sponsored list last session that is bringing new business to Wyoming.”
When asked about what challenges Wyoming is facing in the next two years, Clem stated that the State’s budget shortfall is an issue that must be addressed. “We had a structural deficit of just under a billion dollars this last budget. We covered that amount with savings and the rainy day fund, but we are still faced with another billion dollar shortfall the next two years. Our savings won’t last forever, we need the fortitude to make hard cuts, make structural changes in government, and look for ways to diversify our revenue.”
Clem stated that education funding is a priority. “We have roughly 17,000 school district employees in the state, 7,000 of those are teachers. I’m committed to making sure we adequately fund and take care of our teachers when we consider further education reductions.”
This last March, Clem was appointed to the newly created Opioid Addiction Task Force. “The opioid epidemic is affecting lives and families across our nation, including right here in Campbell County. This disease is preventable, and I look forward to working with task force members and the medical community to find solutions. Education, prevention, and intervention are key areas of focus for me.” Additionally, Clem serves on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee; the Joint Travel, Recreation, Wildlife and Cultural Resources Committee; and the National Conference of State Legislature’s (NCSL) Health and Human Services Committee.
The Wyoming primary election is on August 21, 2019. For more information, call Scott Clem at (307) 660-7141, or visit his website, scottclem.com.