Clay Chester

Southeastern States Coordinator


Clay joined the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) in March of 2020 and serves as the Southeastern States Coordinator. In this role, he works with the state legislative sportsmen’s caucuses under the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses and members of the Governors Sportsmen’s Caucus in the region.

Prior to joining CSF, Clay worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for Representative Trey Gowdy. Clay also worked as a Policy Correspondent in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Financial Management from Clemson University.

Clay was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC and is an avid hunter and angler. He enjoys hunting deer, waterfowl, and turkey as well as fishing offshore and fly fishing for trout. In addition, he spends his time watching the Clemson Tigers and NASCAR.


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A key component of the American System of Conservation Funding, the Pittman- Robertson Act directs excise taxes on firearms, ammo, and archery equipment to wildlife conservation. Since its inception in 1937 the Act has generated more than $12 billion towards conservation. However, there has been a loss of 5 million hunters in the past decade. One proposed solution to help fund conservation is to dedicate lottery proceeds for conservation purposes. Would you support this effort in your state?

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