A preacher with an easy-to-remember name is making the plunge into Congressional politics.
In a press to the media, Republican John Wayne Tucker officially announced his candidacy for Missouri’s Missouri’s 3rd Congressional District seat:
John resides in Arnold with his wife Natalie and stepson, Vlad. He was born and raised in the Carondelet area of South St. Louis, graduating from Cleveland High School. He has always lived and worked in the 3rd Congressional District.
John was licensed to preach by the Carondelet Baptist Church in 1967 and ordained to the ministry in 1969, pastoring his first church at age 18. He then went on to obtain a B.A. from Missouri Baptist University and MAT from Webster University.
In 1980 John began teaching American History, government and College American History in the Mehlville School District. He was also the wrestling coach and sponsor of the Ham Radio Club as well as sponsor of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
John has also worked as an Adjunct Professor in computers at Missouri Baptist University, Adjunct Professor for UMSL in College American History and a realtor since 1990. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Arnold as well as the National Rifle Association, the Arnold Gun Club, the NRA and the National Association of Realtors.
As a man of faith, John’s values support Pro-Life, conservative principles and the Bill of Rights. He realizes our healthcare system is broken and wants to facilitate its repair. He is also a strong advocate for protecting our borders and the war against terrorism.
Concerning court reform, John states: “I have been a proponent of judicial and court reform for some time now. I have watched for decades as judges have assumed the authority to tax and legislate, all clearly the job of the congress as outlined in the Constitution. And we must stop the swinging door of the court system that releases dangerous criminals and then does not post them in the national FBI database so that they can be caught when they flee the state.”
“As a resident of the 3rd District, you can be certain that I will be seen often in our area and you can be certain that my efforts will be concentrated on doing what is best for the residents of our district.” John is listed in the first edition of Who’s Who in Religion, The Dictionary of International Biography, and Who’s Who in American Education. He is also the recipient of numerous academic awards.