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Charles Richard "Dick" Clark II (b. 18 April 1981)

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Here, I was offering a stump speech at the 2006 Libertarian Party of Alabama nominating convention, where I sought and won the party's nomination for Alabama House of Representatives, District 79.

My hometown until 1996 was Slidell, Louisiana, which is significantly smaller and poorer than I left it thanks to Hurricane Katrina. As a kid I played soccer and later worked as a Grade 8 USSF referee. I was also active in the Boy Scouts of America and my local church. I worked at Salmen Scout Reservation as a Shooting Sports Assistant in 1996 and as Assistant Archery Director in 1997. In 1996, I moved to Hoover, Alabama where I attended Hoover High School. In 1999, I went to Auburn, Alabama to start my college education. I now live in Boston, Massachusetts.

I was SysOp of a Birmingham, Alabama VBBS/Virtual Advanced BBS called The Ready Room from 1996 to 1998, and have gone by the handle "Jaeger" on BBSs, at Hacker conventions, etc., since the early 1990s. I was one of the multitude of hapless individuals who received a threatening letter from the MPAA over the DeCSS debacle[1]. I started the Birmingham, AL and Auburn, AL 2600 meetings. I also co-founded OnTarget Technologies in the summer of 1998, although I am no longer associated with the company.

I am politically active as a libertarian. Between 2001 and 2006, I served on the Libertarian Party of Alabama's Executive Committee as Auburn District Chairman, At-Large Representative, and finally as Chairman. I ran for Alabama Public Service Commission, Place 1, in 2002, garnering 36,639 votes in a three-way race. I was President of the Auburn University Libertarians from 2001-2004. In 2006, I campaigned[1][2] for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 79 seat, in a race also including Mike Hubbard (R; incumbent), Jim Phillips (R) and Carolyn Ellis (D). Jim Phillips lost in the GOP primary on 6 June 2006 by a pretty wide margin (Hubbard 74%, Phillips 26%) and unsuccessfully pursued a complaint against Hubbard with the Alabama Ethics Commission during and after the primary. Hubbard won the general election decisively, but my vote/campaign-dollar ratio was greater than Hubbard's and Ellis' by a significant amount.[3]

My first job when I moved to Auburn was teaching violin to children and the occasional adult (1999-2002). I was trained in the Suzuki Method, and thus primarily used the Suzuki violin series when I taught violin, although I am not an SAA teacher. In December 2004, I graduated from Auburn University with a B.A. in English (concentration in Technical and Professional Communication) and a minor in Philosophy. From September 2004 until January 2007 I was employed by the Mises Institute, where I was librarian, copyeditor, email admin., and general gofer. From February until August of 2007 I temped for Keane, Inc. at their Cambridge office. I am pursuing a juris doctor at Suffolk University Law School here in Boston with an expected graduation in Spring 2010. I am the president of the Suffolk chapter of the Federalist Society and the opinion editor of Dicta, the Suffolk Law student newspaper.

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