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Local 'Average Joe' sets his political concerns to music

It's a universal phrase that describes the every-man: average Joe. One East Texas man wears the name proudly. In fact, he even wrote a song about it. Today, he shared that song with KLTV 7's Danielle Capper hoping you will relate to it.

It's the heart and soul of one East Texas man.

"Well, I'm straight across the middle neither high nor low." The song "Average Joe" has made its YouTube debut.

"I wrote that song back in '94."

Clay Clemmer is now president of Granite Division in Tyler that employs 30 people.

But when he wrote this song, he was out on a ship working as a merchant marine, describing himself as the typical working average Joe.

"The song just kinda popped up. I closeted it," said Clay. "I felt like I needed to resurrect that song to get it out. There is a lot of average Joes out there. We're just plain tired of the things going on, we do need some changes, we may not need radical changes, but we do need some changes."

Clay says the average Joe represents the backbone of America.

"You want to take care of your family, you want shelter, you want security, a place you can go to work at earn a living."

Clay says taxpaying American citizens like himself, especially small business owners, are not corporate America. He wants to make sure Washington understands that.

"Whoever gets elected in this election, they better make these changes, they better understand that the American public will have an eye on them," said Clay.

If you would like to watch Clay's song 'Average Joe', just click here.

Danielle Capper, reporting. dcapper@kltv.com

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