Reason for running: I am running for County Commissioner because
1. It is my way of expressing my gratitude to the people of District 3 who welcomed me into this community.
2. Giving back to my community has been and continues to be one of my core values and
3. I am a firm believer that “To whom much is given much is required.” So when the seat was opened it did not take long to decide to offer myself as a candidate. I am not running against anyone but rather I am running for the office of county commissioner District 3. I intend to study the issues that affect Long County and District 3 and work very hard for the advancement of Long County.
Platform, top three priorities:
I have a strong desire to focus on economic opportunities, recreational facilities, and overall quality of life for the residents of Long County’s District 3.
Background: I hold a bachelor of science From Austin Peay State University with a major in history and minor in military science. I also hold a masters of ministry and a doctor of theology degree From Andersonville Theological Seminary.
I enlisted in the Army and subsequently was commissioned through the Army ROTC program and now proudly say I am a retired Army officer. In addition to being the pastor of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church for the past 21 years and moderator of the Zion Missionary Baptist Association, I have had the opportunity to serve on a number of boards in the Liberty/Long county area. I serve as secretary of the Liberty County Manna House board of directors. I represent Long County on the Diversity Health Center Board of Directors. I serve as volunteer chaplain for the Long County Sheriff’s Office.
I have served as president of the Liberty County United Ministerial Alliance. I was the founding president of The Liberty County Homeless Coalition. I taught social studies and supervised in-school suspension for Long County High School.
Family: I have been married to Pamela M. Scott for 39 years and we have five children: Charity and her husband Brandon, Chrystal, and Christopher and his wife Claudia. We have four grandchildren, Brandon, Christen, Duane and Maria.
Again, I am not running against anyone but rather I am running for the office of County Commissioner District three. I intend to study the issues that affect Long County and District three and work very hard for the advancement of Long County.