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Scott Sanders for Germantown | Alderman Position One

Re-elect Scott Sanders

Germantown Alderman, Position One

Why I Want to Remain Your Alderman

I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve the residents in this capacity for the last four years, and I believe I have much more to offer in a second term. I want to continue to make Germantown the community of choice.

The relationships I have built during this first term will help me as I move forward the next four years. I have been the voice for change that residents have demanded and deserved for years.

I will continue to use my leadership experience from my first term to cultivate relationships that allow the City to preserve the character of our community and extend our social and economic prosperity through sound decision making that truly reflects the will of the residents, rather than the personal visions of politicians and special interests.

Learn About Scott

My family has resided in Germantown for the past 21 years. After I retired from the United States Marshals Service, where I served for 32 years, I ran for my first term as Germantown Alderman.

I graduated from Arkansas State University in 1983 with an associate degree in the applied science of law enforcement and in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in criminology.

I started my law enforcement career as a police officer in Jonesboro, Arkansas, which led to my career with the United States Marshals Service in Memphis.

During my career I also served as the chief of the US Marshals Service Headquarters Office of Emergency Management, and was appointed by Attorney General Michael Mukasey to serve as the United States Marshal for the Northern District of Mississippi at Oxford in 2009 to 2010.

Platform

Safety and Security

I have been a strong advocate for the safety and security of our citizens. I realize that the safety and security of our citizens, their property and our local businesses are the key to the overall health of Germantown’s economy.

My votes prove I believe there is a need for us to give our law enforcement and fire fighters the proper tools and equipment they need to do their jobs and adequately protect residents. Germantown has long been known as a safe community, with lower crime rates than surrounding cities. If re-elected I will do all I can as your alderman to see that this continues in the future.

Paving our City Streets

If re-elected I will seek the required funding in our budgets to pave more miles of our city streets.  I noticed in my first term that this type of funding is the first thing cut in hard times; however, I believe it needs to remain a priority.  We need at least $2.5 – $3 million allocated to pave at least 10 miles of streets per year. 

Should the city receive state or federal dollars in this area it should be used to augment our funding, not to reduce our dedicated funding which would allow us to pave even more miles.  Paving our streets effects every resident and visitor to our city so it should be a priority in our budget.

Focus On Our Senior Community

As the alderman liaison for the Senior Advisory Commission, I worked with Memphis/Shelby County Agency for Creative Aging to receive a grant for free senior programming to enhance our seniors’ quality of life by stimulating their minds, creativity and sense of self through arts programs that engage, educate and entertain. These free events have been held at the Pickering Center and have been well attended.

The city has received positive feedback from all who have attended. If re-elected I want to further focus on our senior community by exploring and advocating for the possibility of a dedicated senior center, giving our more mature residents a place of their own that will help them stay healthy, happy, and connected.

Focus On Aging Infrastructure

Vital to the daily operations of all communities, infrastructure encompasses roads, telecommunications systems, power generation, transportation, water and sewers, and more – all of which affect health, the economy, and education. If re-elected I want to focus our efforts on addressing problems with our aging infrastructure.

There are several opportunities to work on new drainage projects, improvements to our water system, paving our roads, to invest in modernizing and upgrading our existing parks, and seeking state and federal funding to address critical needs.

Accountability for Taxpayer Funds

As your alderman I have taken a closer look at how the city is spending your money. Each budget year I ask the hard questions of city administration on why and how they have prioritized the spending. I will strive to stretch your tax dollars and ensure our resources are responsibly handled and protected from waste or mismanagement.

I’ll continue to insist we have effective measures in place to protect your property values, our tax receipts, and closely monitor our spending at City Hall.