Jeff Scott – Charlotte City Council District 6

Jeff Scott and his wife Leslie, children Eddie and Eileen (now 24 and 17), moved to Charlotte in 2011 from the Bay Area, California. They live in the Olde Providence neighborhood of South Charlotte, with Bruce, the world’s most wonderful dog.

As a newcomer family, each of them believe in Charlotte’s potential. Charlotte can be world class city with a distinctive approach to maintaining its quality of life. There is no reason that this city cannot be safe, dynamic, and prosperous. It must stay attractive to people seeking a better life, who want to work in a fun and beautiful place. Compared to many cities, Charlotte does many things right, and Jeff is a fan of its energy and ethics.  We have it good here.

Jeff has worked for 30 years as a financial markets and banking professional, starting out in the late 80s as an economist for the Federal Home Loan Bank in San Francisco. Jeff’s career is a history of emerging as the “go to” guy to solve difficult problems faced by large institutions, sometimes under tense and challenging circumstances. He leads by example and persuasion, and he is a collegial and thoughtful partner in all his undertakings. He has worked for major banks headquartered in Charlotte in many parts of their organizations, and works now as a consultant in business intelligence development and technology. Jeff is an alumnus of San Francisco State University, where he earned degrees in both Economics and Statistics, was awarded top economics student and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

You can read more about his qualifications and employment history on his profile, where you will also find a link to his publications, dating back to his student work in the 80s, on

Jeff also serves as the Chair of the Libertarian Party of Mecklenburg county. He is in the District 6 City Council race to win, to have an impact on the direction of Charlotte politics. Both major parties in power together have less common sense than either one of them have on their own. The bipartisan comradery has broken down. In the current toxic environment, the instinct of both parties is to work together to disrupt social harmony and impose social and economic restrictions on work life and lifestyles. When those policies misfire, the doors to opportunity start shutting, the city becomes bitter, resentful and anxious. Jeff Scott’s campaign hears that message from voters who want Uptown to think better about public safety and problems that result from rapid growth. It’s time to inject more common sense into the basic operations and policies of the city.

The Libertarian party is the country’s fastest growing and most energized political party. In these deeply troubled times, the LP stands steadfast on its principles to pull away from the idea that the force of the government is the way to solve problems. When insiders benefit from development and neighborhoods languish, a city must take a long look in the mirror. Cities have to be adaptable to conditions, devolving power to keep its vitality through all kinds of social turmoil.  Now is time for a third option, a tri-partisan approach to unlock better solutions.

Jeff has long been involved in education and career counseling, and he has written and published widely, and he is honored to hold the title of Adjunct Scholar at the Mises Institute of Auburn, Alabama. As a registered volunteer and parent in the CMS system, he has been invited to address students in history, economics and civics on careers and politics.  He is a lifelong contributor to the financial economic literacy of people struggling to understand the complexities economic life, and will continue on that path. His wife Leslie is a well-known public artist and former art teacher in California who has large scale public artworks, including the Government Center of downtown Charlotte.