W. Michael Clark
W. Michael Clark is Legislative Counsel for Center for Arizona Policy (CAP), a nonprofit research and education organization committed to promoting and defending the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. One hundred fifty-six CAP-supported bills have been passed into law since CAP made its first appearance at the State Capitol in 1995.
Michael joined CAP in March 2017. As Legislative Counsel, he is responsible for providing legal support and input into policy direction for CAP’s mission in the municipal, legislative, and legal arenas through research, bill drafting, testimony, and consultation with elected officials, staff, and stakeholders.
Prior to joining CAP, Michael received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and clerked at the Arizona Supreme Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Prior to entering the legal profession, Michael was Director of the School of Christian Studies and Assistant Professor of Cross-cultural Ministry at Oklahoma Baptist University. He received his Ph.D. in World Religions from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (now Gateway Seminary), and his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona.
Michael and his wife, Jenny, reside in Scottsdale and have four children.