The Chattanooga Tea Party today endorsed independent 3rd Congressional District candidate Savas Kyriakidis, according to a news release from Mark West, local tea party president.
"Savas' commitment to his faith, the Constitution, conservative values and principles and the people of the 3rd District is without dispute," West said in the release. "Further, in a time when both parties have failed the American people, we believe that Savas' independent voice will enable him to champion the needs of the 3rd District."
Kyriakidis is co-owner of the Acropolis Restaurant at Hamilton Place and now serves as the command judge advocate for the 20th Special Forces Group.
Representatives for Republican 3rd Congressional District candidate Chuck Fleischmann were not immediately available for comment. John Wolfe, the Democratic 3rd District candidate, also was not available.