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- District 5 - Scott Seek
District 5 - Scott Seek
District 5 - Scott Seek
Email: Scott Seek
Scott Seek (R) was first elected to represent District 5 in 2023. He was appointed to the council to fill the vacant seat in August of 2022. Scott has been a resident of Jefferson County nearly all his life. Scott grew up in Jefferson County, went to school and after college moved back to Jefferson County. Scott is married to Jefferson County Native and High School Sweetheart, Jodie (Whaley) Seek. They raised their kids Cole and Mya in Jefferson County. Scott has worked in Jefferson County since 2007 as a Financial Advisor. Scott feels lucky and blessed that he is able to root his life in a county that is so diverse in its opportunities and abundance of natural beauty.
Scott has devoted considerable resources to the growth and betterment of the people and opportunities within Jefferson County. He has been a long-time board member of the Jefferson County Family YMCA. Scott is a board member of the Jefferson County Growth Association. Scott was the President and inaugural board member of the newly formed Jefferson County Tourism Commission for which he has assumed an advisory role. Scott is an advisory board member of the Jefferson County Economic Development Commission. Scott is a Rotarian and participated in a number of community action organizations which include the I-55 corridor planning committee; Trailnet; and a founding member and coordinator of the Bottleneck Bridge Ride. Scott was past President and board member of the Jefferson County Parks department.
Education & Background
- Fontbonne University:
- Masters in Business Administration 2008.
- Truman State University:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing 2003
- Bachelor of Science Biology with minor emphasis Chemistry 1999.
- Hannibal/Lagrange College,
- EMT-Paramedic studies (Nationally Registered) Certification of completion 1999.
- Jefferson College 1994
Scott is passionate about the health, growth and wellbeing of Jefferson County and its residents. Scott believes that Jefferson County has a wealth of tangible and intangible resources that if properly molded could increase the quality of life for all of our citizens. Jefferson County has amazing resources which include the Mississippi River and our other waterways. Jefferson county has great beauty in its rolling hills and amazing landscapes. Jefferson County’s proximity is close to the city yet has a rural feel. Scott believes that Jefferson County has only begun to explore the possibilities. As a councilman Scott intends to look at the opportunities through a lens of growth.
Scott wants to push for growth from the ports. This includes expansion and growth of the Mississippi port system in Jefferson County. Scott believes that a general aviation airport is a vital component of the port system in Jefferson County. The time is right to take advantage of the growth opportunities from the ports.
It is vitally important that we grow right. Scott will lead our county as a good steward of growth by ensuring that our infrastructure grows with us. An important aspect of Jefferson County’s growth is with the abundance of natural beauty. Parks and transportation should be an intertwined initiative. Scott wants to create an environment that fosters a healthy lifestyle through multimodal transportation and parks and trail growth.
Scott thinks that it is vitally important for Jefferson County to share all this abundance with others so that they can help us grow. Scott believes we are fortunate to have the natural resources and natural beauty and must foster an inviting environment. Jefferson county shops, wineries, breweries, parks, and ports are all wonderful attractions that if supported with care will allow others to experience all that we have to offer while they happily pay for the great experience. Through fostering and growing tourism and commerce, Jefferson County will experience an amazing return on investment.
Let's Make Jefferson County Great NOW!!!