An Open Letter to Tony Cook

Mr. Cook,

It’s Ken Tucker.

Please don’t delete.

We’ve never met. We’ve talked via email over the course of the last 5 years. I first contacted you in 2014. I don’t recall the contents but would assumed it had something to do with the state of education in our State. You were from the education profession as well. I hoped to have an advocate for education in the statehouse. My emails have continued over that span. Most recently, over this last year I’ve emailed with general concern not for me but that of our State. Especially as it pertains to our public education system. I continue to look for ideas, ask questions, and seek any information from any person or group about how we can fix our public schools.

Much like many of the other representatives I have contacted your replies were usually off putting. You’ve been misrepresenting me in Indianapolis since you have taken office. Every email I sent to you over education I figured at the very least you would be knowledgeable, seeing that you were a teacher, principal, and superintendent and would be able to provide some insight. Much to my surprise. You haven’t. At the very least I thought you would be a credible source to your colleagues about public education. You haven’t.

I thought you would be

an advocate for teachers and for

Public Education

By the looks of things.
You haven’t

I joined Twitter this past Spring in hopes of joining the conversation in real time about the issues our state is facing. You are now the first politician to block me on Twitter.

If you’re on Twitter. I encourage you to view the few tweets I sent him, or comments I made, and please let me know if I did anything that would warrant my elected representative to outwardly block any public support, questioning, or general acquisition of knowledge from me about what it is he is doing as my representative.

In Tony’s case it’s never been much. At least not for me as a professional educator for sure. Either way you are the third Indiana politician that I will go on record saying does not represent me.

First and foremost it was Mike Pence.

Next, was Mike Braun.

Now, you

One good thing about you blocking me is that it really motivates me to continue to earn enough votes from the people of our shared district to get rid of people like you in Indianapolis and in Washigton D.C. The people who claim to represent me, my family, and my friends in and from Indiana.

Currently, I’m running to replace retiring Susan Brooks as Indiana’s 5th Congressional District. But, if you do win your next election and I lose mine, I make this promise to anyone who cares I’ll run against you in twenty twenty two.

About my latest email. I don’t take back calling you a coward in reference to your time as my representative. I know it’s hard to go against your friends. I do however feel bad that in my email I wasn’t more specific as to why I think you are a coward. I did not mean to infer you were a coward your entire life. So, if you did take it that way.

I apologize.

For anyone else, if you’d like to know more about Indiana’s District 32 representative feel free.

Thanks for reading,

Ken

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