B.B.A. in Accounting and Business Management, Bethel College;
NROTC Commission, University of Notre Dame; M.B.A. in
Entrepreneurship and Corporate Finance, University of Georgia
KEY HEALTH LINK
Of Clyde’s top four priorities, two are related to health care—stop abortions without exception, and ensure Veterans receive quality health care.
Never held elected office
2020 ELECTION CONTEXT
Clyde placed second in the 2020 Republican primary and won the runoff election with 56% of the vote. Clyde ran against Democrat Devin Pandy in the general election.
Doug Collins (R), declined re-election to run in Georgia’s special election for U.S. Senate
MOST RECENT PROFESSION
CEO, Clyde Armory (national firearms business)
Clyde has owned and operated Clyde Armory, a firearm business, since 1991. Clyde’s first run for public office was in the 2020 Republican primary.
On The Issues
In March 2020, Clyde sued Athens-Clark County, Georgia over the stay at home order, which he referred to at the time as "unconstitutional." In July 2020, it was reported that Clyde's business, Clyde Armory, received a Paycheck Protection Program loan of between $150,000 and $350,000.
Clyde would like the ACA repealed and replaced. Clyde has stated that, "In order to promote health care coverage that is adequate, affordable, and accessible I will work to get the government out of the way by implementing more free-market principles into the system...[which will] drive down costs and create better access to affordable coverage for all Americans."
Clyde opposes the legalization of marijuana.
MENTAL HEALTH AND ADDICTION
VETERANS HEALTH CARE
Clyde has stated that he "will make it a top priority to ensure Veterans receive the care the government promised them when they took their oath to protect this country."
Clyde is pro-life and is a supporter of the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Clyde has stated that, "There is no circumstance under which abortion should be allowed."
OTHER HEALTH CARE ISSUES
DID YOU KNOW?
Clyde is a deacon and member of the choir at his church. His wife, Jennifer, plays the violin professionally in an orchestra. Clyde undertook a very public legal fight with the IRS in 2013 when the IRS used civil asset forfeiture to confisicate $940,000 from his gun shop. Of that, $900,000 was ultimately returned to Clyde.