James N. Clymer was born May 4, 1948, and lives in Millersville, Pa.
Clymer was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in May, 1978, and is now admitted to practice before the US District Courts for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Tax Court.
In 1986 he was appointed Chairman of the Bob Smith for Senate Committee. In 1992 he would join the Libertarian Party and run as their candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General. He also ran unsuccessfully for Lieutenant Governor in 1994 and 1998, attaining 13% and 10.5% respectively. He ran for a United States Senate seat in 2004, which gathered nearly 4% of the vote against Arlen Specter and Joe Hoeffel.
He received 214,837 votes, which may have at the time been the second highest number of votes any Constitution Party member has received, after the 460,269 votes for Peg Luksik's 1994 gubernatorial bid received. He somewhat was able to gain support from conservative, pro-life Republicans who had voted for Pat Toomey in the close Senate Primary against Arlen Specter, who is more liberal, especially on social issues. He also gained the endorsement of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Clymer unlike many minor party candidates was invited to participate in the televised U.S. Senate Debate. Clymer later ran for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Commissioner and scored 13% of the vote.
More on Jim Clymer
- Chairman, Bob Smith for Senate Committee (1986)
- Lancaster County Coordinator, Luksik for Governor (1990)
- 1992 Libertarian Candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General
- 1994 Independent Candidate for Lt. Governor (with Peg Luksik)
- Executive Committee Member, U S Taxpayers Party
- Board Member, Conservative National Committee
- Past President, Religious Roundtable of Pennsylvania
- Past President, United Pennsylvanians Committee (PAC)
- Chairman. Pennsylvania Taxpayers Alliance
- Private pilot