Weston Understands The Future Needs Of Our District And Country - And Response

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I have been reading several letters posted here that question the “experience” of Third Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp. 

One recent writer mentioned that Weston “does not possess the broad based credentials necessary to effectively represent the citizens of the Third District.” I’m really unsure as to what that means other than Weston has never held public office before.

What “broad based credentials” do most citizens wanting to help make a better place for others need other than the desire to offer themselves up for public service? Previous elected office experience? A desire to stay out of touch with the people one would represent? A desire to put party before principle? 

It is time we take a look at those we send to do public service and evaluate not only their effectiveness, but the results of having sent them to do public service.

Weston has a proven leadership record of helping entrepreneurs succeed, something we need in Washington. We need someone of the generation that will be called upon to make the future decisions not only in the legislative process, but also in the forthcoming technological arena, which Weston so keenly possesses. 

Weston will be responsible for making decisions based on the previous statements rather than abiding by the present stagnant status quo, and personally, I would rather have someone from his generation looking out for the next generation because he understands the coming trends our country is facing – science, technology and bi-partisanship.

Washington is full of “experienced” politicians already. What we need here in the Third District is someone who understands the future needs of our district and our country. 

Charlie and Becky Hunt
Soddy Daisy 

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It's refreshing to see someone running for office with a calm demeanor and a level head. While facing an obviously angry Chuck Fleischmann in the recent WTCI debate, Weston Wamp answered questions with confidence and clarity. Instead of trading insults with the incumbent, he stuck to the issues, offering an insight into his personality and his vision for Tennessee and our country.  

I'm sick and tired of all the negative press that comes with the election of our representatives.  What is important is a valid discussion of the issues important to Tennesseans, not name calling and insults. Ignoring Chuck Fleischmann's anger, Weston remained calm and confident, staying with the issues. Weston Wamp is a breath of fresh air. 

I encourage everyone to join me in voting for Weston Wamp.  He is the positive change we need in Tennessee. 

Lisa Deerman


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