Roger Tuder Is Not A Political Puppet - And Response

Monday, January 28, 2013

Until five years ago, we lived in District 2. After raising our family in the North Glen neighborhood in Hixson and then downsizing to The Continental right off Hixson Pike in Stuart Heights, we moved into the county for reasons that included cost savings.

When Hixson was annexed into Chattanooga in the 1970’s, there were grand promises of services. We received a tremendous tax burden with little to no services to match.

In staying in touch with our great friends in both of these neighborhoods, we want to offer a word to those who want their area represented on the City Council with integrity. Vote for Roger Tuder. We know Roger to be friend of the community and not a rubber stamp politician.

Now a word of caution. The last thing needed is a Crutchfield-backed puppet who talks about his career in city government and just picked up Mai Bell Hurley’s endorsement. The Hixson area has done well for many years without the Crutchfield influence and going backwards is not the direction needed.

District 2 voters you really have one choice that won’t be a political puppet. Vote for Roger Tuder.

Robert and Shirley Tucker 

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I want to encourage residents of Chattanooga District 2 to vote for Roger Tuder for City Council Person in the March 5 election. I have known Roger for over 10 years. Roger is a person of the highest integrity who possesses sound judgment and an even temperament. 

Roger has a proven record of sound fiscal management and a common sense approach to addressing issues in Chattanooga. Roger is a hard worker and has a long history of service to the community. He is a conservative who can be counted on to provide sound leadership during these challenging times.  

Roger Tuder’s commitment to our city will be a valuable asset as Chattanooga faces many challenges and opportunities in the coming years. I encourage every resident of District 2 to go to the polls on March 5 and vote for Roger Tuder to represent them as City Council person. 

John Straussberger
Chattanooga



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