Retired fire chief and conservative businessman seeks Republican nomination
(Kennesaw) – Retired Marietta Assistant Fire Chief and conservative businessman Scott Tucker announced today he will seek the Republican nomination for the District 1 Northwest Cobb seat on the Cobb County Commission. He made his announcement after incumbent Commissioner Helen Goreham announced she will not seek re-election in the 2014 primary.
“I have dedicated my life to serving the community,” said Tucker. “I am excited at the opportunity to continue serving the community should my neighbors choose to elect me their new Republican county commissioner.”
Tucker brings a lifetime of service to his campaign. He worked for the City of Marietta Fire Department for over 30 years before retiring last month as Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshall. He has lived in Cobb County for almost 50 years and has also owned and run two small businesses.
In addition, Tucker has served as a volunteer wrestling coach at Mount Paran Christian School and a volunteer youth director at two Cobb County churches.
Tucker pointed to his experience as Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Chief as preparation for the position of county commissioner.
“I was responsible for being a bridge between local businesses and county, city, state, and federal officials to help businesses comply with code and keep things moving forward. That is the kind of cooperative, pro-business spirit we need on the county commission,” said Tucker.
Tucker was often honored for his service to the community during his time with the fire force, including being named the “Inside Cobb” Firefighter of the Year, the VFW Firefighter of the Year, the Cobb Chamber of Commerce Firefighter of the year, and receiving the Medal of Valor Award for his service on the force.
Said Tucker: “As a fireman, I have spent a lifetime putting others first. As a small businessman, I know first-hand how government can help or hurt the businesses that create our jobs. As a youth pastor and coach I know how important it is to pass on strong values to the next generation. As a father, I want to do everything I can to pass on a strong county and community to my children – and that is why I am seeking to serve as county commissioner.”
Tucker lives in Kennesaw with his wife Cindy and their three children, the oldest of whom recently followed his father’s footsteps and became a Cobb County firefighter.