Decision Time For District 27

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Okay Chattanooga, it is time to make your decision and vote.  Politics has never been my favorite personal engagement because of so many “uncertain” considerations.  However, I will let you know that Tommy Crangle is my choice for state representative for District 27.   I met Tommy and his wife, Pamper, a few years ago and was very impressed by their desire to serve Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee.   

Having retired in Chattanooga after 26 years of military service and then serving 17 years at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, I love this area.  My children love Chattanooga.   However, I am seriously concerned about Chattanooga’s  future.  More and more we see programs that come with regulations and requirements that will limit and restrain our freedom to live our lives the way we choose.  Because elections have major consequences we must take voting seriously.

Tommy Crangle is for limited government and believes the first and most important role of the government it to protect individual rights. Tommy has been endorsed by several other former members of the Armed Forces.   After serving their country in uniform, they have chosen Chattanooga as their permanent home and are looking for a freedom-loving individual to serve as their representative.  Tommy Crangle is that person. He is a true constitutional conservative and will live his oath of office.

I am fully aware that Tommy’s opponent, Patsy Hazlewood, has received endorsements from some prominent local and state level politicians. These same politicians support programs like Common Core. How will she vote when it comes to Common Core? She has said Common Core may need a little changing. Tommy Crangle wants to remove it totally and let Tennesseans set their own standards.     

While we are on the subject of voting, Ms. Hazlewood has also voted in Democrat primaries where the choices were between Clinton or Obama, Edwards or Kerry, Clinton or Brown. Her supporters call that independent thinking. Does that sound like a conservative to you?  Tommy’s voting record is solid as a Conservative Republican.  I cannot envision someone telling Tommy how to vote. 

I support Tommy Crangle and hope that you will also.

LTC Tom Patty USA (R)

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