Tommy Crangle Has A Record Of Serving People - And Response

Monday, July 14, 2014

“Well, Tommy Crangle…!”  

My dad rocked his head back and assumed his characteristic look of reminiscence.  I had just told him of Tommy’s seeking to continue his public service as an elected official.  My dad and Tommy share a long history of public service to the Tennessee Valley, each making extraordinary efforts for cheap, reliable electricity for its residents, businesses, and industries.  Tommy’s public service, however, extended past my dad’s.  Tommy retired from the electric industry in great part to broaden his public service, which continues today.

“Tommy Crangle…yeah, he saved my bacon on more than one occasion, son!  I made it a habit not to ask him or anyone else for help unless I really needed it; but, I never asked him for help that he didn’t come through.  Good man, Tommy! You can count on him.”

Dad and I both appreciate that Tommy is reliable, a problem solver and a man of action.  In the electric industry, he worked his way up to general manager over a large, get-it-done, construction workforce.  Later, when the nation was locked in arguments about whether we should have gone into Iraq, Tommy was involved in the more practical service of trying to get the Iraqi power grid back up and reliably operational.  I’m sure that he had an opinion on our engagement in Iraq, but first things first.  People needed basic services, and not just anyone could provide the infrastructure needed to supply them.  Not just anyone was willing to take the personal risks to do so. 

Today, it’s not just my dad.  We all have figurative, but very real, bacon that needs saving.  I’m confident that Tommy can do that. 

I recommend Tommy to voters in State House District 27 who have a chance to benefit directly from his continued service.  I believe the rest of us in the state will also benefit to some degree from his serving as your representative.  We all benefit from the right servant/leaders representing their districts. 

A proverb says, “Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity:  for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.”  Tommy’s record is one of serving many neighbors.  My dad and I are glad that he has been willing to be our friend and -neighbor.  He’ll be yours, too. 

David Till

Ooltewah  

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Several Patsy Hazelwood fans have touted her for District 27 Representative because she is “politically flexible” with “no political obligations.”  If those statements are true, so, too, is the corollary; she has no political convictions, either.   

Ms. Hazelwood claims to be both conservative and Republican, but, as evidenced by her voting history, she is far from either.  She has voted as a Democrat in at least four primaries since 1992, three of which were presidential primaries.  Her votes for Obama, Clinton, Edwards, Kerry, Brown, and others of that ilk are robust testament to her allegiance to Democrats and all they stand for, thus belying her supporters' assertions that she is apolitical.   

Ms. Hazelwood is free to vote for whomever she wishes, but her vote reflects a decided liberal bent that stands in stark contrast to increasingly-insistent assertions that she is a conservative.  I sometimes wonder who she is trying to convince; herself or others.  She is, in fact, so unsure about her position that she recently sought a letter from the county GOP chairman to tell her whether she is a Republican or not. 

Tommy Crangle is a bona fide Republican, and no letter is needed to convince him or anyone else of it.  He has been consistently conservative in his walk and his talk, having a life-long history of voting and serving conservative Republican values.   

A vote for Tommy Crangle for District 27 representative is a vote for a conservative, principled representative who knows where he stands and has the history to prove it. 

Early voting starts this week, Friday, July 18.  Join me in being among the first to “Cast Your Vote For Crangle” for District 27 representative. 

Janice Gross
Chattanooga



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