Paul Clay, Murrieta City Council Candidate

Paul Clay is a social studies teacher at Heritage High School, and president of the Perris Secondary Educators Association.

General Information

Name : Mr. Paul Clay
Age : 54
Place of residence : Murrieta



Attended college : Yes
College : Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin, National University
Degree : Bachelors and a Teaching Certificate

Employment Information

Job titles held : Security Supervisor, Service Department Manager, Sales Manager, Store Owner
Employers : Continental Bank, American TV of Madison, Culligan, Far Corners/Map Store of Chicago

Political Information

Party affiliation : Democrat
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: City Council, Murrieta
Chamber/district: n/a
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : NA
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2008--Primary for 45th Congressional Sitrict 2008--City Council, Murrieta 2010--State Senate, 36th District

Other facts

I have been reelected twice as President of my teacher's union for a number of reasons. I have been the foremost voice in the Perris Union High School District, where I work, in protecting our students from violence and exposure to drugs. District administrators refused to follow state education code related to student discipline and I have been successful in compelling them to finally comply. During these turbulent financial times PUHSD sought to impose a needlessly harsh take-it-or-leave-it contract on my members, with draconian pay cuts, nearly-unlimited class sizes, and countless layoffs, and then they walked away from the table. They pushed us close to a strike. Using all the means at my disposal the district was compelled to return to the table where we successfully concluded much more modest wage concessions. Negotiating in good faith is relatively easy; negotiations in which one partner is obstinate, demanding, and walks away from the table requires special skill, willpower, and experience. I will bring that negotiating skill, willpower and experience to City Council, to the County Board, to Sacramento, and to Washington, in the best interests of the citizens of Murrieta.

Douglas VanderHeide September 21, 2012 at 11:56 PM
What is your position on the sewer/water issue? Currently there are 2 sewage disposal plants in the Temecula Valley. One is operated by Rancho and the other is operated by EMWD (Eastern). Customers of Eastern see about a $30 / month savings over Rancho, WMWD (Western) and EVMWD (Elsinore). Both WMWD and EVMWD have contracts to use the Santa Rosa Sewage Facility operated by Rancho. Why the big difference? What is going to be done about it?
B-Cat September 24, 2012 at 09:15 PM
I agree with you on fighting the Liberty quarry site. My question to you is-THE RED LIGHT CAMERAS- where are you with this? Have you studied the situation enough to make a statement and a commitment now before the election? As it is on the ballot will you agree before the election to commit to the wishes of the voters? Thanks.
The Republican September 24, 2012 at 10:55 PM
How do you propose to deal with the underfunded pensions?


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