Chattanooga Rep. Floyd Announces Retirement

Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga, announced today that he is retiring from the state House, the Chattanoogan reports. “The desire to spend more time with my family and the need to properly recover from recent surgery has prompted me to not seek re-election,” he stated. Signal Mountain resident Tommy F. Crangle has announced his intention to qualify as a Republican candidate to succeed Floyd. Crangle is a licensed professional engineer and a former senior executive with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He retired early in the late 90’s.