December 7, 2015

Scott White of Rodanthe files for Hatteras commissioner

Republican Scott White of Rodanthe has filed for the District 4 seat on the Dare County Board of Commissioners, representing Hatteras Island.

White moved to the Outer Banks in 2010 after vacationing in the area. He was born and raised in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, and lived there most of  his life. He says he has lived in the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo area since 2010, except for a hiatus back to Pennsylvania after Hurricane Irene in 2011.

White says he is currently in the process of starting his own business, Sea Monkeys Inc. He is a certified pool and spa technician who enjoys doing maintenance work.

He says he  has never run for public office, though he has always been interested in politics and American history.

He and his wife Samantha have been married for 11 years.   White has a child who lives with his mother in Pennsylvania.  His other four children live with him and his wife in Rodanthe.  They include Avery, 14; Max, 11, and twins Bode and Gracie, who are 9.

"In Pennsylvania, I was involved in the community but not to the extent that I would have liked," White says. "Raising my children has always been our top priority."

He says that he feels "obligated" to run for county commissioner.

"I feel many more people should have their voice heard," he said in an e-mail, "and if they could do that through me, then why not? I have always felt that it is our right as citizens to speak out and be heard. I want to help improve the way of life for the people of Hatteras Island. More importantly I want to preserve and protect that way of life, not only for my children but for future generations on Hatteras Island.

"Every time I step out my front door I take in a deep breath of Hatteras and I know why I am doing this," White says.

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