Western Michigan University professor Paul Clements to seek Democratic nomination for Congress in 2014
Among the issues Clements said he thinks legislators need to tackle to strengthen the country: Reversing three decades of income inequality, especially with regards to child poverty; increasing manufacturing capacity; and improving education and health care, while at the same time making both higher education and health care affordable.Somehow, I doubt that Upton is worried.
In his research, Clements specializes in issues related to world poverty and foreign aid. Among other projects, he designed an evaluation quality assurance system for the United Nations Development Programme, evaluated Heifer International's Ghana and Tanzania programs and developed a monitoring and evaluation system for a project to bring water and sewage services to 1 million people in Brazil.
He said he was inspired to run by what he characterized as U.S. Rep. Fred Upton's reversal on climate change.