Deeply Rooted in Johnson County
First and foremost, Clay is dedicated to his family. He and his wife, Dr. Sherri Martin, are raising nine children together –– all of whom have graduated from or are currently in Blue Valley schools. With seven kids in college (University of Kansas, Kansas State University, Johnson County Community College, Missouri State University, and University of Missouri) and two at Blue Valley West High School, Clay understands that quality education is the life blood of our community and the key to a strong workforce. That means zealously supporting our teachers, ensuring full preK–12 funding, securing local control, keeping public-education money in our public schools, and making college education more affordable. Clay is a founding member and chairman of the Blue Valley West Father's Club and has served on numerous booster clubs –– from sports to band and many in between. Without doubt, Clay is a strong advocate for our schools.
Clay has lived in Overland Park for over 20 years and has established deep roots in the community. He is currently president of the Wilshire Farms Homes Association and is a commissioner on the Blue Valley Recreation Commission, which oversees recreational and health-and-fitness programming and facilities, including the BV Rec Activity Center, Sports Complex, and the Recreation Center at Hilltop. He has also coached BVRC youth baseball for about 12 years. During his two decades in OP, Clay has been involved with the OP Chamber of Commerce and has been a BV School District committee advisor. He has also been deeply devoted to his church –– the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection –– having served as president, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and chairman of the Church Council. Clay is deeply rooted in the local community and will be a strong voice for Johnson County values and interests.
Clay is a strong voice for our Johnson County values. He earned his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and represented businesses, non-profits, and individuals with Kansas City's largest law firm for 18 years. He now has his own practice in Johnson County. He is a former president of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City, is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Overland Park, and has volunteered 100s of pro bono hours representing foster families who adopt their foster children and low-income persons in a variety of legal matters. He is also a volunteer mediator in downtown Kansas City.
You deserve a strong advocate who knows Overland Park, Johnson County, and the metro area. An advocate who is not beholden to special interests. An advocate who chose and continues to choose this special place as his home. An advocate who raised and continues to raise his children here and sends them to our public schools. An advocate who has been in your shoes, walks the walk, and doesn't just talk the talk. And an advocate who will represent your interests –– the interests of the amazing people of Johnson County.
Stay Informed & Stay Involved!
Leading the Way Forward