Tommy Crangle To Seek House District 27 Seat

Thursday, February 06, 2014
Tommy Crangle
Tommy Crangle

Signal Mountain resident Tommy F Crangle announced Thursday his intention to qualify as a Republican candidate for the Tennessee District 27 seat, now occupied by Richard Floyd, who has announced his plans to step down. 

 

The District 27 seat represents residents who live in parts of Red Bank, Bakewell, Soddy Daisy, Signal Mountain, Falling Water, Mowbray, Walden, Lookout Mountain, Lookout Valley, St. Elmo and Hixson.

 

Mr. Crangle is a licensed professional engineer and a former senior executive with the Tennessee Valley Authority before his early retirement in the late 90’s.  He is active in Republican politics, serving in various local leadership positions, and he currently serves on the Hamilton County Election Commission.  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 know many in District 27 would agree that we owe Rep. Richard Floyd a huge debt of gratitude for the work he has done for us in Nashville.  We all wish him the best of health and happiness as he enters a new season of his life.  As Representative Floyd and previous Reps. Chris Clem and Bill McAfee have done, I look forward to promoting the conservative values of the people of District 27.

“I will run and vote based on fiscally and constitutionally conservative principles that have guided my life.  I will pledge to be easily accessible and work hard to represent the people in District 27.”


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