Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on November 14, 2004 · 25
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Austin American-Statesman METRO & STATE Sunday, November 14, 2004 B7 VOTING: Opponents surprised by teen candidate ' Continued from Bl to win; I'm going out to get people ' my age involved." According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 18- to-24-year-olds historically have the lowest voting percentage of any age group. Joe Clifford, at 54 the oldest council candidate, said he admires Clymer's moxie. "I wouldn't discount him," said Clifford, who owns Reid's Cleaners. "Charles Clymer will learn a lot from this experience. " The candidates are chasing the Place 3 council seat, empty ' since Sept. 1 when Carrie Pitt unexpectedly resigned. The winner will finish her second 1 term, set to expire in May 2006. The other candidates are ; Jimmy Joseph, 53, a former council member who owns a real estate company; Don Lawdon, "39, a customer service repre- ; sentative for the Internal Reve- nue Service; and Richard Ryberg, 49, a technical account manager at Dell Inc. The average age of Clymer's opponents is 48.75. The average age on the current six-member "council is 40.6. . Neither number is lost on Clymer, who beat the filing deadline two weeks ago with less Joe Clifford than 10 minutes to spare. "I felt it was best to do on the last day. I didn't want my family to be bombarded by the media," said Clymer, the oldest of four children. None of the candidates expects a voting blitz on Dec. 18, with Christmas right around the corner. And none of the older candidates expected to be campaigning against a teenager who's only been shaving for a year. "It surprised me a lot," said Lawdon,, who at 18 was preparing to enter the Air Force. "I'm not sure I would've been ambitious (enough) to run back then," he said. "I give him a lot of credit." Ryberg was more blunt about Clymer's decision. "I thought it was kind of odd," he said, recalling his own Jimmy Don Richard Joseph Lawdon Ryberg teenage years in Lake Jackson, south of Houston on the Gulf Coast, where he handed out candidates' fliers. "But to actually run for City Council? No, I was too busy doing my high school thing and thinking about college." Clymer, who often cooks dinner for his family and says he doesn't have time for a girlfriend, is focused on raising campaign money, possibly through car washes. "Obviously, I have a lack of funds as an 18-year-old," he said, which is why he submitted 26 petition signatures one more than required in lieu of a $50 candidate filing fee. (His parents signed, too.) One woman, when asked, wouldn't sign the form, saying she couldn't imagine someone so young on the council. "It's hard to put that kind of trust in an 18-year-old," Clymer said. "I want to change that perception. I expect a lot of people to ask me, 'Why would you do this when there's a good chance you won't win?' " Michael Clymer said he told his son, "Knock yourself out," upon learning of his election plans. "He's 18 years old," his father said. "As long as he keeps his room clean and keeps his grades up, he's pretty much free rein." cwheelerstatesman.com; 246-0008 j' jilii 12-Month CD APY FDIC Insured $20,000 Minimum Deposit 3.61 AID: Bonanza online for schools Continued from Bl ' featured on the site. "Parents want to help their schools, but they don't want to be : placed in this burdensome position of buying things they don't ' warft or need and trying to pawn them off on families and friends," said Stephen Avalone, who, co-founded Schoolpop in 1998. Some schools have made more than $100,000 with Schoolpop, Avalone said. The company also manages online auctions and sends half the proceeds back to the school. Two years ago, the Eanes school district decided to use eBay to sell surplus furniture and technology equipment that was sitting in storage. The district has made approximately $37,000 since last year. Snap has heard from 12 local schools since the Bowie band auction and from others as far away as Florida, Walker said. "I haven't met anyone who doesn't have something to sell," he said. Avalone said online auctions and the like can easily co-exist with traditional fund-raisers: Les Nichols, president of the Bowie band booster club, has done his share of hawking wrapping paper, candy bars and cookie dough. The online auctions helped increase participation and enthusiasm, he said. "All we asked was that people look for items that they might donate to charity anyway," he said. "Being involved with the band requires a lot of effort. Anytime you can think of ways where you can raise money that doesn't require a lot of extra effort, even if you have to pay a little, it's worth it." rhillstatesman.com; 445-3620 Annual Percentage Yield (APY). $20,000 minimum deposit. Yield and deposit amount subject to availability. 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