Gauthier for U.S. Senate 2014

“Freedom is the opportunity to be what we never thought we could be.” Daniel J. Boorstin
I know you are asking yourself who this Gauthier person is that wants to be my senator. Well…… is my life history in a nut shell. My given name is Edmund Louis Gauthier. As far as I know, I am of French descent on my father’s side and German on my mothers (therefore I don't know whether to surrender or fight :). I am divorced with no children.  I’m 47 years old and was born in Texas. When I was three, my family moved to the bay area of California because of my father’s work (he was a magnificent mechanic). When I was twelve, we moved to a small farming community in south central Illinois where my mother was originally from. When I graduated high school, I immediately joined the U.S. Army and after my service, I attended college using my GI Bill and graduated from Southern Illinois University with an engineering degree. I start working in construction management for a company out of Chicago, and in 1993 I volunteered for a project they had at a power plant in Cumberland City, Tennessee. I have called Dover, Tennessee home ever since. I may be Texan by the grace of the almighty…….but I am a proud Tennessean by choice! 
"A man with money is no match against a man on a mission." Doyle Brunson

If you visit any other candidates website (pick a party, pick a doesn't matter), the very first thing you will probably notice is either a pop-up or a big banner soliciting money......right off the bat. What you may not notice with me is that I am not asking for any donations. As a matter of fact, I will not take any. I don't need or want your money. What I need from you is to believe me when I tell you that I truely want to serve the PEOPLE of Tennessee. Not a political party, not a corporation, not a big money contributor. I need your vote......I need you to tell your friends and family about me......I need you to give me the opportunity to try to start fixing this mess in D.C.. I am not a politician....I am not a millionaire....I am a veteran.....a tax ordinary working Tennessean.

In tribute to my father, Edmund Louis Gauthier.....a merchant marine, a U.S. Army soldier, a faithful husband, a mechanical genius, a  gracious father.....especially when he didn't have to be but chose to be, and grandfather....again, even when it was by choice. The most honorable, brutally honest human-being I have ever known. And you were right Pop.....someone needs to do something about this before it gets out of hand. Suppose I am as good a choice as anyone. Look down upon me Pop and give me the guidance to do what is wise and right.

Folks......I am so serious about the importance that we don't vote for a "party" candidate, I am going to do something that I promise you will not see ANY other candidate do! If you don't want to vote for me, for whatever reason, that's fine.......then cast your ballot for one of the other Independent candidates.  They are all fine honorable men with conviction in what they believe. Folks....we need to stop the insanity.....stop making the same mistake over and over! Vote for a independent!

"Strategy is about making choices, trade-offs; it's about deliberately choosing to be different." - Michael Porter