Gary M. Clemens

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Incumbent

Background

Gary Clemens attended James Madison University and received a bachelor’s degree in political science. He also received a master’s degree in public administration from George Mason University [1, 2, 3, 6]. 

Prior to his tenure as the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Loudoun County, Clemens served as a senior deputy clerk in the Office of the Fairfax County Circuit Court Clerk, before later becoming a criminal investigator and case manager for the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney. He also worked as a litigation paralegal for a law firm in Tysons Corner [1, 2, 6].

Clemens has served as the Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court for the past 23 years. His office has received numerous awards from the National Association of Counties and the Virginia Association of Counties for customer service programs, technology solutions, creative local government innovations, and virtual educational programs. Clemens has also been honored with the Best Public Servant Designation for the Loudoun Times-Mirror from 2015 to 2021 [2, 3].

Key Issues

Communication

Clemens supports utilizing court technology programs that provide efficient management of information in cases and other policies. Additionally, he advocates for cost-effective technologies that improve the accessibility of said services [1, 2, 4].

Community

Clemens advocates for a system that effectively keeps track of records for the community, as well as streamlining policies and certificates that benefit the members of the community, ranging from business services and land records to marriage certifications [1, 4, 5].

Endorsements

Loudoun County Republican Committee; Samuel H. Cooper, Jr., Accomack County Clerk of the Circuit Court; John R. Zug, Albemarle County Clerk of the Circuit Court; J. Greg Parks, City of Alexandria Clerk of the Circuit Court; Marilyn L. Wilson, Amelia County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Paul F. Ferguson, Arlington County Clerk of the Circuit Court; R. Steven Landes, Augusta County Clerk of the Circuit Court;  Annette T. Loan, Beth County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Tommy L. Moore, Botetourt County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Christopher W. Coleman, Buena Vista Clerk of the Circuit Court; Valerie Younger, Campbell County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Susan Minarchi, Caroline County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Victoria Cox-Washington, Charles City County Clerk of the Circuit Court; Llezelle Dugger, Charlottesville Clerk of the Circuit Court;

Sources

1 Gary Clemens 2023
2 LinkedIn
3 Vote USA
4 Loudoun Now
5 Loudoun County Government
6 James Madison University
7 Loudoun County Republican Committee