|Fortner seeks District 5 county commission seat |
|Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010 3:15 pm |
Scott Fortner of Martin announces his candidacy for Weakley County Commissioner for District 5.
Scott Fortner of Martin
Fortner currently is a retired retailer and a current substitute teacher for Weakley County Schools.
As a substitute teacher, Fortner’s family has a long history of educating the youth. He is the son of the late Dr. Wesley Fortner, an accounting professor at the University of Tennessee at Martin and retired Martin Elementary School teacher Doris Fortner.
Fortner and his family have been part of Martin since the early 60’s.
He went through the Weakley county school system in Martin and graduated from Westview High School. He later attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, where after an interruption of time spent pursuing a career in retail management, he returned to finish his degree earning a B.U.S. degree in 2005.
Fortner was a long-term member of management for OfficeMax and Wal-Mart. During this time he was also a project supervisor for OfficeMax directing construction and setup projects across the country.
He is married to Angela Jolley Fortner who is an IT Manager at UTM. They have three sons, Matthew (Rachel) Fortner, Zachary (Rachel) Fortner, and Nicholas Fortner. They also have one granddaughter, Lily Beth Fortner. The Fortner family attends Central Baptist Church of Martin where Scott serves as a Deacon.
Fortner has actively supported the youth of Martin by frequently volunteering to coach teams in baseball and basketball. He also supports the Agape House ministries.
“I am proud to have been part of Martin nearly my entire life and can think of no better place to have raised my children. My desire is to be the type of commissioner who represents the wishes and the best interests of the citizens of Martin. I plan to work with the County Commission, the Mayor and Aldermen of Martin to do whatever is necessary to keep Martin growing. My pledge for the voters in my district is to always put Martin first and never to lose their trust.
“It has been a lifelong desire of mine to run for a local office where I could serve the people of Martin. I welcome any input you may have to improve the lives of the people. I humbly and respectfully ask for your vote and support in the August General Election,” Fortner said.