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.”