23-year-old takes on 2-term Athens-Clarke commissioner

Who says young people aren’t politically active? The Athens Banner-Herald reports a 23-year-old substitute teacher is taking on Athens-Clarke Commissioner George Maxwell in his bid for re-election to a third term.

Donald Norris Jr. promises to be an advocate for the poor. “I’ve grown up in poverty, and I’ve seen people struggle,” Norris tells reporter Blake Aued. “I’ve seen the issue firsthand.”

Maxwell said recently that the Athens-Clarke government is doing all it can to help the poor.  Read the complete story.

2 comments Add your comment

Zach J

June 30th, 2010
1:57 pm

Best of Luck! These intrenched guys need a wake up call every once and a while. Run a good race, work hard and don’t take anything for granted. My guess is that your opponent will.

Donald Norris, Jr.

June 30th, 2010
6:48 pm

Thanks, Zach, for the kind words of encouragement. I am honored to be in the race for District Three Commissioner in Athens. I am working diligently to promote improvements in Athens as well as encouraging residents of Athens to express their opinions and participate actively in the political process. If elected, I shall do my best to serve well.