Eli Clemmer is a Library Media Specialist from Berlin, New Hampshire. Spending his childhood in New Hampshire and Africa, he attended college in Maine before returning to New Hampshire, where he considers home. Seeing the welcoming community he remembered from his childhood, he and his wife settled in and bought a fixer-upper house.
As a child, he traveled the world with his parents. His father, William Clemmer, spent decades working as a doctor in Haiti and various countries in Central Africa and currently combats the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Such travels with his parents and siblings allowed him to experience a broad world view. And yet, throughout it all New Hampshire and its people were seen as “back home.”
Returning to the United States for college with a passion for libraries and working in schools, he received a Bachelor in English from the University of Maine, followed up with a Master of Arts in Teaching. This was followed up with an online Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. After completing his education, he and his wife were eager to move back to New Hampshire. Never did he think he would move his sights towards politics.
And yet, having faced the financial crisis of Berlin Public Schools the past few years, paired with an ever-increasing concern over the dirty politics and political elites of Washington, he realized, as a concerned everyday citizen, it was time to take a stand. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents alike agree that dirty politics have gotten out of hand and partisan politics are dividing our nation. Here in New Hampshire, October 2019 Party Registration shows registered voters consisting of 30% Republican, 28% Democrat, and 42% Undeclared. He realizes that our Congressional Representatives need to stand for all of New Hampshire’s citizens, not just the 28-30% of your political party. Help join the movement to change our political culture with Eli Clemmer, and let’s bring Common Sense and Integrity back to Congress!