Posted on 25. Feb, 2010 by admin
John Wayne Tucker, Republican Candidate for the Missouri 3rd Congressional District Receives Endorsement of ESPN Gold Medalist Fly-Fisherman Chuck Farneth.
If you watch ESPN-TV and love the sport of fishing, you have probably seen the casting techniques of fly fisherman Chuck Farneth. He received a bronze medal in 2000 and 2002, and a gold medal in 2001 when he participated in the Fly-Fishing competition in the ESPN Great Outdoor Games in Lake Placid, NY.
He currently operates Outdoor Legacy, an organization that uses a variety of brief, intensive experiences to instruct in the arts of fly-fishing and authentic manhood, while building deep and lasting relationships.
Chuck had the following to say about the John Wayne Tucker campaign:
“Recently, I have had the opportunity to meet John Wayne Tucker at a banquet that supports family values and youth involvement through the outdoors. We spoke briefly and I was impressed with an individual that had a core value system similar to mine, as well as the courage to take a stand for people like myself and others in this country. My first thoughts were John was a local politician and he would not be a representative for me. I was wrong. John Wayne Tucker wants to be a spokesman for me and others as a U.S. Congressman! It is refreshing to know that there is someone that is willing to serve, and protect the citizens of this great country and what is was founded on.
Our Constitution is being threatened like never before and John Wayne Tucker is eager to step up to the plate for me and others. Thank you John for giving up your life to save the lives of others as well as the lives of those that can't speak for themselves.”
Born and raised in the Carondelet area of South St. Louis, John Wayne Tucker has always lived and worked in the 3rd Congressional District. He currently lives in Arnold, along with his wife Natalie and family. John was licensed to preach by the Carondelet Baptist Church in 1967 and ordained in 1969. He attended Missouri Baptist University, Southwest Baptist University, Truman State University, and Webster University. Tucker obtained his B.A. from Missouri Baptist University and a Master's from Webster University. He completed an additional 45 graduate hours (equivalent of 1-1/2 additional Master’s degrees) from Southwest Baptist University and Truman State University.
In 1980, Tucker became a teacher in the Mehlville School District where he taught for 27 years. He taught classes in American History, Government, and College American History. He also served as a wrestling coach, and sponsor for both the Ham Radio Club and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
After meeting Chuck Farneth, John shared his thoughts:
“Meeting Chuck Farneth was an exciting experience. Here is a man nationally known for his expertise in fly-fishing and quite sought after as a spokesman, and yet he was as down to earth and friendly a person as you would ever want to meet. His presentation was well mixed with his statements of how his faith has made his family very close and strong and how faith has played an integral part of everything he has done in his life.
I am honored when other men of faith recognize that same quality in me and are excited about sharing their commitment to putting people in office that have a moral compass and a passion to restore America to its greatness.
Thank you for your endorsement Chuck. I appreciate your confidence in me, and I pray that others will follow your lead.”