Scott White of Rodanthe files for Hatteras commissioner
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
"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.