"Together we can make a difference in this community." said Scott in a news release. "I want to make a stand for truth, not politics in both this election and in my service in the State House. I want to work to ensure the government works in its role to protect the freedom and liberty of all the citizens of this district and this state. The closer we get to local government and local people making decisions the better off our communities will be."
Scott joins three other Republicans, one Democrat and an independent seeking the state House seat, which was vacated by Curt Cobb. Cobb resigned July 1 to take the job of Bedford County clerk and master. Deadline for filing for the 62nd District seat ended today.
Scott, 38, said his campaign stands for "a constitutional role of government, the value of all life, and truth and integrity in service."
Scott graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business, majoring in accounting. He serves as lead pastor of Gateway Church in Shelbyville.
He and his wife Holly have been married for 14 years and have three sons.
Scott works as the chaplain for Shelbyville Police Department; has spent the past six years as a member of the Board of Directors for Community Clinic of Shelbyville and Bedford County, most recently as vice chair; and is a member of the board for the Shelbyville Homeless Shelter.
Scott's community activities include working with the Housing Authority and with Parks & Recreation developing events and activities in the city. He is founder and president of FloatingAx, a new non-profit developed for the purpose of community and leadership development.