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 

* * * 

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


Send Your Opinions To Chattanoogan.com

We welcome your opinions at Chattanoogan.com. Email to news@chattanoogan.com . We require your real first and last name and contact information. There is no word limit, but if your article is too long you may lose your reader. Please focus more on issues than personal attacks. (click for more)

Muslim Credo Impels Attacks, Hammond Says; Sheriff Using U.S. Intel

The Muslim attacker in Chattanooga was living out the tenets of a totalitarian faith, and the sheriff’ department’s U.S.-supplied surveillance data did not have him “on the radar screen,” Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond says in an interview.  Muslim religious and political creeds dictate world domination in which acts of terror and jihad are religiously sanctioned, ... (click for more)

Crowd Packs Lindsey Street Hall For Presidential Candidate Rubio

A Chattanooga crowd packed the Lindsey Street Hall for presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday afternoon. Former Congressman Zach Wamp, the statewide Rubio chairman, helped build the frenzy with a spirited introduction. "I believe in him 100 percent," he said of the 44-year-old junior Florida senator. The candidate stepped onto the stage of the former church just after ... (click for more)

Mississippi Couple Injured In Tragic Wreck At Ooltewah Exit Asking $1.5 Million In Damages

A Mississippi couple who said they suffered severe injuries in the June 25 wreck at the Ooltewah exit of I-75 in which six people were killed are suing for $1.5 million. John and Nancy Stanley, of Braxton, Miss., filed suit in Federal Court in Chattanooga. They are suing the driver of the truck that plowed into eight vehicles, Benjamin Brewer, as well as the owner of the truck, ... (click for more)

Wrestling Session Sparks Lady 'Canes To Volleyball Win

All season long, East Hamilton volleyball coach Kristy Lenoir has been less than pleased with her team’s lack of emotion on the court. So, to change that Lenoir spent her allotted practice time putting the Lady Hurricanes through one-on-one wrestling matches. Yep, wrestling. “I’ve never had a practice like that one,” Lenoir said Thursday. “We’ve lacked emotion and a desire ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Football Opener: UTC vs. Jax State – Saturday at Finley Stadium; 6 p.m.

Saturday at Finley Stadium at 6 p.m.  it’s No.8 Chattanooga vs. No.7 Jacksonville (Ala.) State in arguably the most anticipated and talked about game in Chattanooga football history. An important region rivalry as a pair of top 10 FCS schools meet for the 39th time in the season opener for both schools. “This should be a great game between two of the best teams in ... (click for more)