State Rep. Cara A. Clemente is in her first term representing the 14th House District, which comprises the cities of Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Riverview and Wyandotte.

Clemente is a lifelong Downriver resident. She worked as a manager at Clemente’s Bar, Restaurant and Bowling Alley before the establishment closed. In addition to working 10 years as a school teacher, she also worked as an academic development coordinator in area schools.

Clemente has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on reading. She and her husband, former state Rep. Paul Clemente, have three children: Joseph, Nathan and Emma. The family attends St. Frances Cabrini Church.