Chris has been innovating in education since he graduated from KU in 2011. His first job was to rewrite the life science curriculum at Patton Jr. High, where he started a science gardening program to teach students about ecosystems, plant structure and sustainability. His focus was on allowing students to get outside and explore all that the natural world had to offer, by taking his students outdoors to observe plants and animals on a weekly basis. He has since moved to the Kansas City, Kansas school district where he wrote a grant with the Kansas Dept. of Wildlife and paired with the Giving Grove to create an outdoor learning space and micro-orchard for his students, that is intended to bring in many native species of critters for the students to observe.
He is the son of an airborne infantryman and was born in a military hospital in Panama City, Panama. At the age of 2, he returned to his home state of Kansas with his mother, where his family has lived in Leavenworth county since the 1850’s. He graduated from Lansing High School in 2006 and like many of his peers, went to study at KU, where he eventually obtained his degree in geology and education. He has since obtained a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on environmental education.
His interest in politics has grown rapidly in recent years with the slow destruction of personal liberties and constitutional rights. Traditionally, Chris grew up as a conservative and considered himself to be a Republican until his college years. However, he became frustrated with both parties, as they seemed to have many of the same objectives: bigger budgets, more regulation, more war, less freedoms. His frustrations led him to run as the Libertarian candidate in 2014, in an attempt to push many liberty minded issues. After a brief hiatus, Clemmons is back on the ticket as a Libertarian candidate, this time, running for the 3rd district seat currently held by Kevin Yoder.
Clemmons is a staunch supporter and defender of constitutional rights and personal liberties. He believes in equal protection under law for all citizens, regardless of race, sex or religious standing. He is a fiscal conservative who believes in a balanced budget and a strong supporter of the non-aggression principal. It is his goal to restore the Bill of Rights and bring about a renewed sense of morality to the House of Representatives.