Full Name:
Mike Clancy


Nick Names:
 

 

Office Sought: House of Representatives,
10th Congressional District

 

Party Affiliation: Republican 

Campaign Website: 
www.clancyforcongress.com

Campaign POC:

Phone Number: 703-507-3889

Campaign Email:
mike@clancyforcongress.com

Structured Interview Request Sent: Completed survey 2022. Updates requested 26 Jan 2024.

Structured Interview Response and Date:

Vetting Panel Selected: Pending

Structured Interview Completed: Pending

Biography: Mike and his wife Lynn — long time residents of Virginia’s 10th Congressional District — live in Loudoun County and have lived in Northern Virginia for over 30 years. They are proud parents of four terrific sons and members of their local Catholic Church. Lynn is a first responder paramedic with the volunteer fire department.

Mike grew up on Air Force bases and was active in the Boy Scouts, earning the rank of Eagle Scout.

He began his career as an attorney with the Navy Office of General Counsel and was recognized for his service with Superior Performance and Commendation Awards.

Today, Mike is a Senior Vice President with a global technology company where he leads the team responsible for supporting a multi-billion-dollar business focused on the Government (Department of Defense, national security, intelligence, and cybersecurity programs), Education, and Healthcare Sectors in North America.

 

Why you? 
As noted by several political writers, based on his credentials, expertise and experience, “Mike stands out in a very crowded field full of highly qualified and dedicated Republican candidates”; and Mike is the “political outsider [who] has what it takes to defeat Biden ‘Co-Conspirator’ Jennifer Wexton.”

Mike is not a career politician. He is a husband, dad, lawyer, senior business executive, and devoted to his community. Mike is an exemplary leader, problem-solver, and constitutional conservative with a strong moral compass and substantial background in national security, cybersecurity, healthcare, and federal legislation.

Mike is the lawyer in the race. He is the only candidate who has studied constitutional law, is a member of the Federalist Society, and is a constitutional conservative. Mike is the candidate who is best positioned to fight for us on the constitutional issues and against the cancel culture, the divisive equity agenda, and the radical progressive ideology.

Mike is the senior executive business leader in the race. He is a Senior Vice President for a global technology company and served on Governor Youngkin’s Technology & Cybersecurity Transition Team, chaired by Delegate Glenn Davis. He knows how to lead and solve problems.

Mike will fight for us, our families, freedom, and future. Mike will fight for fiscally responsible government and against reckless spending; parents’ rights to make decisions for their children and school choice; our constitutional rights – the right to free speech, the freedom of religion and our 2A rights; robust national security, cybersecurity, energy independence, secure borders, and safe communities; the sanctity of life; and safeguarding our elections.
 

What are your priorities? As your Congressman, Mike will fight for:

Individual Liberty and Constitutional Rights and AGAINST the cancel culture and the radical, divisive equity agenda;
Parents’ Rights, School Choice and school curriculum focused on core academic subjects;
Common-Sense, Fiscally Responsible Government and AGAINST the reckless spending proposals driving inflation;
Strong National Defense and Border Security;
Energy Independence and AGAINST failed irresponsible energy policies driving record gas prices;
First Responders, Law Enforcement and Safe Communities; and
Mike believes that members of Congress should exhibit the highest ethics and that individual stock trading by members of Congress, their family members, and staff should be prohibited.

Endorsements: 

— VIRGINIA DELEGATE GLENN DAVIS/Chair, Governor Youngkin’s Technology & Cybersecurity Transition Team
“After serving together on Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Technology and Cybersecurity Transition Team, I am proud to endorse Mike Clancy for Congress. Mike has proven that he has both the background and the knowledge to face not just the issues of today, but to be prepared for the unknown challenges of tomorrow. In a time when global security has been shaken to its core, I know I can count on Mike to be a stalwart in Congress ensuring that America and its allies have the resources they need to fight and win on the cyber front.”

— HOWIE LIND
Former 10th District Chair | State Central Committee | Delegate @ 2012 & 2016 Republican National Conventions
“I wholeheartedly endorse Mike Clancy…I have known Mike and his wife, Lynn, for many years, and I can attest to their wonderful family and strong conservative values. Mike is an attorney, a constitutional conservative, and a business executive…Mike is the only candidate with deep expertise in high tech, business, cybersecurity and constitutional law. Mike is the candidate best positioned to beat Wexton in November.”

Education:
* J.D. with Honors
The George Washington University Law School

* Master’s Degree in Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania Medical School

* B.A. with High Honors in Government & Philosophy
University of Notre Dame

* Cybersecurity Policy
Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program

* AI Solutions for Healthcare
Harvard Medical School Executive Education Program

 

Relevant Employment History:  
Senior Vice President, Oracle, a Global Technology Company

Previous Employment:
— Law Firm Partner
— Civilian Attorney with the Navy Office of General Counsel

Military Experience / Branch / Years of Service / Rank / Type of Discharge: N/A

Past Offices Held and Tenure: Mike is not a career politician. Much of the dysfunction in Congress is attributable to career politicians. We need to end the status quo with new bold, courageous leadership. Mike will provide that leadership.

 

Community Service: Mike is a proven community leader. His priorities over the years have included education, food assistance programs, first responders, youth sports and local civic issues. See, for example, https://www.clancyforcongress.com/community-leader

Most recently, Mike has been a forceful advocate for parents and students at school board meetings and in challenging the discriminatory admissions policy at TJ. As reported in the Washington Post, Mike was recognized as “regularly taking the lectern to speak” in support of parents and children before the Loudoun County School Board. 

Leadership Experience: Mike is an exemplary leader. He has extensive experience as the senior vice president leading the team supporting a multi-billion-dollar business; as a trusted advisor and strategist for senior executives; as a law firm partner; and as a community leader serving on nonprofit and community association boards.

Personal Strengths: Faith, integrity, determination, steadfastness, leadership, collaborative, compassionate.

What is the most important thing Virginians need to know about you? As a husband and a Dad, Mike understands the joys, the challenges and anxiety in being a parent, and caring for a family and an elderly parent, dealing with family healthcare issues, and school issues. He will bring that life experience to Congress.

Mike understands that government emanates from the people and exists “by the people people [and] for the people.” Serving in Congress is not about his own self-aggrandizement; it is FOR THE PEOPLE.

Mike will fight for Virginians. He will fight for us, for our families, our freedom and our future. He will be a zealous, relentless advocate, and will bring integrity and principled conservative leadership to Congress.

How would your friends and family describe you? Family and friends shared the following: Mike is caring, believes that his strengths come from God and that he is expected to use his talents to share God’s love with others, educates himself and thinks about issues before making a decision, leads by example, very hard working, holds himself and others to high standards, selfless, compassionate for the needy, great husband and father, a loyal friend, respectful, honest and humble. 

What are your thoughts on the Constitution as the Law of the Land? The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. As a lawyer who studied Constitutional law, a member of the Federalist Society and a constitutional conservative, Mike believes in limited constitutional government, the separation of governmental powers, the rule of law, protecting individual liberty, and defending our Constitutional rights without exception including the fundamental First Amendment rights to free speech and freedom of religion, and the Second Amendment right to bear arms. In considering any legislation, Mike will always ask: 1. Does the legislation exceed the proper role of the Federal government under the Constitution? 2. What is the cost of the legislation and is it affordable within the nation’s budget? 3. Does the legislation violate those individual rights protected and guaranteed by the Constitution?

 

What are your thoughts on religious liberty? The free exercise of religion is guaranteed by the First Amendment; and religious liberty must be protected from the attacks of the cancel culture, the divisive equity agenda and the radical progressive ideology.

 

What are your thoughts on the preservation of our history? Knowledge and understanding of our own history — the good and the bad — are essential to being a citizen and engendering patriotism. Further, knowledge of history makes intelligent voters and decision makers in government because sound decisions about present problems must be based on knowledge of the past. 

 

What are your thought on government transparency? As Lincoln highlighted, the government exists “for the people.” In fact, the Constitution states that “We the people do ordain and establish this Constitution.” All government power, accordingly, comes from the people. Therefore, transparency is essential to ensuring government accountability to the people.

 

What are your thoughts on national defense? National defense is a foremost function of the federal government. Respect for the military and his commitment to our national defense are part of Mike’s DNA. Mike’s father served in the Air Force and Mike grew up on Air Force bases all across the country. Later Mike worked with the Navy as an attorney and, in his executive leadership role with a technology company, Mike works to support DOD’s national security and intelligence missions. Mike is absolutely committed to ensuring our military is fully funded and equipped to defend America’s interests and protect us around the globe. This must include a comprehensive, robust strategy for confronting cyber war and cyber terrorism, and protecting our IT infrastructure from cyber attacks.

 

What are your thoughts on the free enterprise system? Free enterprise has proven through the course of history to be the most productive economic model, and the model that best incentivizes and drives innovation. It is characterized by economic freedom, private property rights, competition, limited government and equal opportunity.

 

What are your thoughts on the protection of the unborn? As a father of four wonderful sons, Mike has been and is a consistent, steadfast advocate for the sanctity of life. For Mike, these are not just words on a website. Mike for many years has supported crisis pregnancy centers and pro-life medical practices, believing that compassion and support for the mother with a crisis pregnancy is an important component of pro-life advocacy.

 

What are your thoughts on the role the family plays in America? As a husband and a Dad, I believe that family is a core element of society; and that parents are the ultimate decisionmakers related to the care and education for their children.

 

What are your thoughts on equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity, as opposed to equal outcomes? All citizens are entitled to EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL JUSTICE, and EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, not equal outcomes. This means decisions like college admissions, promotions etc. should be based on the person’s merits, NOT discriminatory so-called “equity” and quotas.

 

What are your thoughts on the 2nd Amendment? 2A is a fundamental constitutional right. As stated by the Supreme Court in the Heller case, “There seems to us no doubt, on the basis of both text and history, that the Second Amendment confers an individual right to keep and bear arms.” 

Virginia Constitutional Conservatives Candidate Survey 2022 – CANDIDATE REFUSED TO ANSWER
(https://virginiaconservatives.net/candidate-survey-2022#results_anchor)

   

Additional sources of information on this candidate: 

Virginia Constitutional Conservatives Candidate Survey 2022 – CANDIDATE REFUSED TO ANSWER
(https://virginiaconservatives.net/candidate-survey-2022#results_anchor)

A SERVANT LEADER TO THE CORE
Kathleen Anderson from The Sweet Struggle, March 31, 2022
https://kathleenanderson1.substack.com/p/a-servant-leader-to-the-core?s=r
“Mike stand[s] out in a very crowded field full of highly qualified and dedicated Republican candidates. Mike’s breadth and depth of knowledge and relatable experience with everyday Americans and how government should work make him a formidable opponent to any candidate.”

POLITICAL OUTSIDER MIKE CLANCY HAS WHAT IT TAKES TO DEFEAT BIDEN ‘CO-CONSPIRATOR’ JENNIFER WEXTON,
Rebecca Downs from Townhall, March 27, 2022
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/rebeccadowns/2022/03/27/mike-clancy-interview-n2605087
“Clancy…is a lawyer and the only lawyer in the race…[H]e brings his constitutional conservative…perspective to the race. This is particularly important today when it comes to the First Amendment…[A]s he says, “we need to be aggressive defending against the cancel culture, the censorship, the whole equity, identity politics agenda…infecting the schools, the college campuses, even [our] work places…. Clancy’s concern for his fellow Virginians perhaps came out most of all when it comes to how heavily engaged he is with his community, which…is how he differs from his primary opponents. This includes helping the homeless and low-income families with food assistance programs and affordable housing, as well as single mothers facing unplanned pregnancies.”

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