Demion Clinco is an American politician from the state of Arizona. A member of the Democratic Party, Clinco served in the Arizona House of Representatives, as the member for the second district until 2015.
Clinco was the president of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation. When Linda J. Lopez, a member of the Arizona Senate, resigned in 2014, Clinco was a finalist for the position. Andrea Dalessandro, a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, was selected instead. Clinco was appointed to Dalessandro's former seat in the state House. During his tenure in the Arizona State House Clinco was the only openly LGBT member. Clinco lost his reelection bid for a full term, losing to Republican John Ackerley.
Clinco attended Occidental College in Los Angeles, graduating with a B.A. in Art History, completing postgraduate work at Istituto Marangoni in Milan Italy. He is the Executive Director of the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation, having assumed this role in 2015 after six years (2008- 2014) as president of the Board of Directors. Clinco was a member of the Arizona State House of Representative (2014-2015), serving on the Financial Institutions and Government Committees. From 2007 to 2014, he served as the City of Tucson Mayor’s appointee to the Tucson-Pima County Historic Commission, and has been involved in local, state and national public policy issues related to Historic Preservation and Cultural Resources. Since 2010 has served as the Arizona State Advisor to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, becoming Vice Chair in 2014, representing the Western Region.
Clinco is a member of the Board of Directors of Archeology Southwest, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, is a founding member of the “Arizona Vintage Sign Coalition.” In 2011, Clinco led the creation Tucson Modernism Week. Clinco has served on numerous foundation and non profit boards, including as a trustee of The Gregory School (formally St. Gregory College Preparatory School) and a member the Southern Arizona Leadership Council. He is a member of the 2014 “Next City Vanguard” class and a 2013 “Flinn Brown Fellow.” Clinco has received numerous awards in the field of architectural and heritage preservation.
Demion Clinco is the son of Paul and Judy Clinco.