James Clyde Malloy
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Clyde Malloy was a Democratic candidate in the 2008 congressional elections for the 7th Congressional District (map) of Florida. He was seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.). He lost in primary elections which took place on August 26, 2008. 
Positions, record and controversies
Iraq: "We must leave Iraq as soon as possible. We can withdraw units through our bases in the region, leaving behind a response force to intervene in emergencies that threaten our interests in the region."
Sub-prime mortgages: "The sub-prime mortgage crisis didn't occur in a vacuum. The deceptive marketing practices and adjustable-rate mortgages employed by these companies are only possible because of the billions in campaign contributions that industry has funneled to Congress and the state legislatures."
Jobs and trade: "To protect our families, our society, and our way of life, we must restore the ability of one wage-earner to provide for a family. We need to repeal tax credits for companies that ship American jobs overseas and offer tax credits to companies that create high-wage jobs in this country, particularly in alternative energy."
National security and terrorism: "The policies enacted by government under the influence of special interests have been more damaging to this country than any terrorists. Our economy has been damaged, our military is fighting the wrong war, our children are left ignorant, our borders are wide-open. These are problems faced by every nation, but the unique role of corporate money in American politics prevents the best policies from being adopted and leaves our citizens worse off than those of other major countries in almost every measure of well-being. Any national security policy that ignores this problem is meaningless."
"We need to develop a view of security that includes issues such as education, public health, and opportunity for all Americans. These opportunities are essential to the suucess of America's economy in the 21st Century, which will require all Americans to be "knowledge workers" equipped with the skills needed to compete with well-educated, highly-motivated students from Europe and Asia."
Taxes: "Our tax system should foster a sharing of responsibilities to meet our common needs. The last twenty-five years have seen a shift of this burden to those least able to pay. This trend must be reversed. We must roll back the Bush tax cuts for those making more than a million dollars a year, realign the Alternative Minimum Tax by readjusting and indexing the brackets, and restore Social Security's lockbox. I am also opposed to the national sales tax."
Immigration: "The presence of large numbers of illegal immigrants is the direct result of the Republican winner-take-all, race-to-the-bottom economy. Only by protecting American workers, securing our borders, and enforcing our laws, can this huge and growing problem be addressed."
Crime: "All Americans have the right to feel safe in their own homes. We pay taxes so that our government can provide us safety in our homes and our communities. Our government is broken. Our prisons are revolving doors, our courts hopelessly overworked, our public schools are dilapidated, our teachers overwhelmed, and Congress does nothing. Congress does not act because they do not work for us. they work for the people who fund their campaigns, and those people have business before government."
Clyde Malloy was born and raised in a working-class family in a small town in rural North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University where he obtained a BS in Political Science. He briefly worked at a marketing firm and as a substitute teacher.
While serving in the Broward County Sheriff's Department for two years, he met his wife, Bobbie, and moved to San Jose, California, to be near her family. He was hired by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety as a public safety officer. Public safety officers in Sunnyvale are trained professional police officers and fire fighters, and are required to attend a state certified fire academy and a state certified police academy.
While employed with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, Clyde spent 6 years assigned to the patrol division, 3 years assigned to the fire division, and 6 years assigned to the investigation division. While in the investigations division, he specialized in property crimes, investigating high tech crimes, trade secrets cases, intellectual property crimes, white collar crimes, grand thefts, and commercial burglaries.
Money in politics
Committees and affiliations
Malloy will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
Malloy for Congress
PO Box 10717
Daytona Beach, FL 32120-0717
Phone: (386) 451-5748
FAX: (407) 264-8673
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Florida and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 “Florida 2008 General Election,"The Green Papers, August 27, 2008
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 7th Congressional District
- ↑ Official James Clyde Malloy for Congress website
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Florida's 7th Congressional District
- Official James Clyde Malloy for Congress website