Hi, I'm Conolus Scott
Putting My Experience
I am a family man, faithful Christian, and a person dedicated to democratic principles. My life has been profoundly shaped by my upbringing on a farm in Madison County, nurtured by two amazing parents, my mother Bernice and my father Conolus Scott, Sr. I am married to my wife of 55 years, Rebecca Jo Scott, and we have two grown children and five grandchildren. I am currently Chairman of the Madison County Planning and Zoning Board and I also serve as a bailiff at our courthouse.
I am a graduate of Southside High School and Athens Technical College, where I got a degree in business marketing. In 1967 I went to work for Westinghouse in Athens as a laborer and worked my way up the management ladder, first as a supervisor and then as an area manager, overseeing approximately 200 employees. My father had wanted me to go to college, but I found married life and a good job in manufacturing more satisfying. In a sense, my “formal” education has been life itself.
After thirty years at Westinghouse (we made distribution transformers), I worked alongside my dad as a plumber and for fourteen years owned my own business selling and installing mobile homes. I understand deeply the need for affordable housing in our area, and my experience in this realm taught me a lot about financing and maintenance.
When not at work or at church at Tabor’s Chapel C.M.E. church north of Ila, I enjoyed volunteering and coaching baseball, basketball, and football at Madison County High School and at the county’s recreation department. I know first-hand the challenges that this county and our region are facing.
I also know first-hand the benefits that come from living in northeast Georgia. My family and I enjoy the rich, rewarding life of rural Georgia.
What keeps me going is my positive attitude, which is fueled by my faith. I am coordinator of Ministry-to-Men, a 32-church organization that serves C.M.E. churches from Elberton to Gainesville. I am also active in the Madison County Pastors and Laymen’s Fellowship, an organization that has served Madison County for over 20 years, assisting people in need, providing scholarships, and celebrating good works of local residents.
My parents and my faith taught me that we are on this earth to serve one another. I ask for your support and your vote as I run for Georgia State Senate, District 47.