Patsy Hazlewood Is The Best

Saturday, July 19, 2014
I met Mrs. Hazlewood at an event in Soddy Daisy. I am no one with a title or wanting anything, but I'm an independent voter fed up with the fringe who think they can tell me how much more important their vote is than mine and how much more valuable their opinion is than mine.

I keep reading supporters of Tommy Crangle attack this woman who seems pretty qualified on any standard.  She has actually accomplished something on her own and knows what it means to run for a state office.

The way I figure it, if you've got the Tea Party far right attacking you and the far left running against you, you are most like the best.

Patsy Hazlewood has my vote and the vote of our family.

Andrea Johnson


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