Rep. Floyd Endorses Crangle For House 27 Seat

Friday, February 21, 2014
Bill McAfee, Tommy Crangle, Richard Floyd and Bobby Wood
Bill McAfee, Tommy Crangle, Richard Floyd and Bobby Wood

Rep. Richard Floyd on Friday endorsed Tommy Crangle as his successor in House District 27.

Also backing him are former Rep. Bill McAfee and former Rep. Bobby Wood.

They appeared with Mr. Crangle as he submitted his qualifying papers at the Hamilton County Election Commission. 

Rep. Richard Floyd said, “I am pleased to announce my support for Tommy Crangle to serve District 27 in our State General Assembly.

  My reasons for support are:

  • His knowledge and love of our Constitution
  • Unwavering commitment to our second amendment rights
  • Opposition to abortion and same sex marriage
  • Less tax and less government for Tennessee
  • Strong character, his faith, and love of family"

Former Rep.  McAfee said,  “Having been honored by the people in the 27th Legislative District to serve as their representative in Nashville for 24 years, I know the total commitment and dedication a candidate must make to serve in this capacity.  Knowing Tommy Crangle’s character, stand on the Constitution, and conservative views, the people of the 27th Legislative District and Hamilton County are fortunate to have an individual of Tommy’s stature to offer himself for this service.  I am honored to endorse and recommend Tommy Crangle to be our next state representative from the 27th Legislative District.” 

Mr. Crangle had been serving on the Election Commission, but he has now left that post.

Mr. Crangle, a lifelong conservative Republican and Signal Mountain resident, is a licensed professional engineer and a former senior executive with the Tennessee Valley Authority before his early retirement in the late 90s.  He is active in Republican politics, serving in various local leadership positions,

In 2012, he and his wife, Pamper, received the Harold & Lill Coker Achievement Award for their volunteer work with the Republican Party. 

After his early retirement from TVA, Mr Crangle worked with the Department of Defense and the Department of State, serving in various positions.  As the senior liaison with the Iraqi government to restore the Iraq power grid which provides electricity to 25 million Iraqis, Mr. Crangle was responsible for the execution strategy for a $5.4 billion budget.  For that work, he was awarded the Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award by Iraqi Administrator Paul Bremer, the highest award for a civilian authorized by the Pentagon Joint Chiefs. 

Mr. Crangle said, “I am honored to be running this race and grateful for these endorsements and the early support I have received.  I will be easily accessible and work hard to represent the people in District 27.” 

Former Rep. Wood said, “Tommy Crangle has the background, experience, and leadership ability needed to make an effective representative for District 27.  As a professional engineer, he has the background of consulting, designing, and implementing for TVA, FEMA, and electrical projects, including work in Iraq and Mongolia.  He has experience in preparation and executing budgets and completing projects.  Tommy Crangle will serve us well in the 27th Legislative District, and he will contribute to its effectiveness.”

 


Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report - And Mug Shots

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLEN, BRIAN PATRICK 7337 VALLEY LANE HIXSON, 37343 45 Hamilton County POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAW VIOLATION IMPROPER PASSING (NO PASSING ZONES) POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ALLEN, THADDEUS JOEL 3401 CAMPBELL ST #313 CHATTANOOGA, 37406 21 Hamilton County DOMESTIC ... (click for more)

Crimestoppers: Robbery At Highway 58 Family Dollar

Crime Stoppers and the Chattanooga Police Department are seeking information on a robbery from a business that occurred at the Family Dollar at 4749 Highway 58 on Oct. 21.  Chattanooga Police need the public's help with the identification of the suspects in the pictures. One suspect was observed through surveillance video entering the store displaying a handgun. Both suspects ... (click for more)

Congratulations To Ron Hughes

Hearty congratulations to Ron Hughes for being selected as Tennessee State Elementary Principal of the Year for 2014. Wherever Ron has been assigned as principal, he has exhibited strong leadership both academically and morally. His faith in God and his love for the students of Hamilton County have guided his actions and everyone that has benefited from the excellent education ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Brittany’s Days Dwindle

So here we are, facing what is known as “Devil’s Night” before Halloween comes, and the almost macabre news now comes that Brittany Maynard, the beautiful girl who has chosen to end her life as soon as Saturday, is struggling to meet her own deadline. She has inoperable brain cancer and, at best, only months to live. The 29-year-old, who was married shortly before her devastating ... (click for more)

Notre Dame Soccer Advance to A-AA State Semis

MURFREESBORO - Juniors Sofia Olenchek and Emma Higgins scored two goals each to lead Notre Dame to a 4-0 victory against No.14 Spring Hill here Wednesday night in a TSSAA A-AA State Girls Quarterfinals at the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. The win advances unranked Notre Dame (11-5-4) to the state semis against Jackson Christian Thursday at 5 p.m. EDT. No.6 Jackson Christian ... (click for more)

CCS Soccer Wins 1-0; Advances to State Semis

MURFREESBORO - Freshman striker Olivia Hoffman was in the right place at the right time as her goal in the 26th minute proved to be the match winner as No.25 Chattanooga Christian defeated No. 8 Hume Fogg, 1-0, here Wednesday in a TSSAA A-AA State Girls Soccer Quarterfinal at Richard Siegel Soccer Complex. "The ball bounced off a couple of players and I was able to put it in ... (click for more)