Clayton grew up in North Vancouver, graduating from Sutherland Secondary in 1996. After attending university in Ontario and living and working in Taiwan and Japan for several years, he returned to North Vancouver to start a family. He is married and has two children in elementary school. He works in finance and administration in the construction industry.
Electoral politics is something Clayton has been cynical about for a long time, and finds the idea of elected officials wielding great power over the lives of citizens to be distasteful. However, the system still affords us the opportunity of putting forth our visions and debating their merits, so having a broad range of alternatives on the table is important.
Clayton was happy to discover in 2015â€™s federal election that he had the option of voting for a party that represented his values of free thought, tolerance, fiscal responsibility, and peace: the Libertarian Party of Canada. He was grateful for the chance to go to the voting booth without having to hold his nose, and resolved to provide British Columbians who shared his values the same opportunity. He joined the BC Libertarian Party, was elected Leader at the most recent convention, and has been working to grow the Party, field 30 candidates in the 2017 election, and bring British Columbians greater autonomy and choice.