Stemper, a 13-year resident of Bedford County, is a 1988 graduate of Boonsboro (Md.) High School and a winner of the 1987 Science Olympiad. After graduation, he worked for the Food and Drug Administration until 1993.
Stemper has been active in community affairs and volunteers for sports teams in the area. He is also an activist for animals.
He and his wife Christina have two children, who are enrolled in the local school system.
Stemper studied computer and political science at Middle Tennessee State University and has taught at the Tennessee Technology Center of Shelbyville. He is an entrepreneur and works as a software developer and hosting provider. He owns ShelbyvilleMainstreet.com and Kiyi.Net.
"When I arrived in Bedford County almost a decade and a half ago, I was home," said Stemper, saying he felt a kindred connection with the town and its residents. "If elected, I will uphold the policies that the State of Tennessee has made, stop wasteful spending while reducing costs, improve court wait times and scheduling, and be available for the citizens of Bedford County at all business hours."
Stemper said he is a follower of Christ but not a member of a church at this time. He said he welcomes invitations.
Stemper has a campaign web site at www.bedfordtncircuitcourtclerk.com.