I am Phillip Stout. I am seeking election as 6th District County Commissioner.
I was appointed to serve in this position in 2017 when it was vacated by Linda Jones who moved out of the district. I have resided in the 6th District for 48 years. I am currently serving on the Health and Welfare Committee. I am running as a Republican.
I am a graduate of Tennessee Technological University where I received BS and MA degrees. I was employed by Warren County Schools for 34 years, having taught in both elementary and high school before becoming secondary curriculum supervisor. I then was named as director of materials, purchasing and safety. After retirement from the school system, I was an employee at Walmart for 10.5 years.
I have been a member of Northside Baptist Church for 48 years where I have served on numerous committees as well as serving as Sunday school teacher and director, choir member and deacon. I serve our community on the Warren County Foster Care Review Board. I have served in this capacity for 14 years.
I am married to Scarlett Stout, who is also a retired educator. We have three adult children and seven grandchildren. Our favorite pastime is attending sports activities the grandchildren are involved in. We also enjoy attending the local community theatre productions at the Park Theater. We enjoy traveling and are blessed to have traveled to all 50 states.
Since retirement, I have more time to serve the community. I desire to see more industry come into the county to provide better job opportunities for our residents. I have a special interest in the education of Warren County citizens, whether it be public school, adult education or literacy programs. I have served as a tutor in the English as a Second Language program. I would like to see more young people involved in the government of Warren County.
I urge everyone to vote in the primary and Aug. 2 election. I would greatly appreciate votes and support from those residing in the 6th District. It is an honor and privilege to serve as Warren County commissioner of District 6.