Pullins is a lifelong Republican and a former Chairman, Vice Chairman and/or Member of the Knox County Republican Central and Executive Committees. He sought the appointment for the vacant 4th Ward Council seat late last year but was passed over for the appointment in favor of Mike Hillier by the three members of the Knox County Republican Central Committee.
He did not file as a Republican for the at large seat in February because it had appeared that local Republicans had recruited three candidates. When it became clear that they only had two candidates after the partisan filing deadline passed, Pullins offered to run as an Independent candidate in order to give voters a choice in November.
“I’m running for Mount Vernon City Council,” said Pullins. “City government desperately needs a new voice that will emphasize freedom, liberty, fiscal responsibility, and growth. I will be that voice.”
Pullins opposed the recent Mount Vernon City Income Tax Increase and helped defeat the Mount Vernon City Charter Proposal. He is opposed to a new property tax on rain water, also know as a storm water utility. He also strongly opposes efforts to take away consumer choice in trash collection.
“We need to bring our zoning, our housing, and our business codes into the 21st century,” Pullins said. “When elected I plan to begin efforts to permit more homebased, small businesses, and allow for tinier homes and backyard accessory dwelling units. I would also like to see golf carts legalized for travel on city roads.”
Pullins is an attorney and a public affairs counselor. As part of those duties he serves as an outside counsel for a variety of public officials, trade associations, nonprofit organizations and small businesses. He also serves as the Founding Chairman for the ILEAD Spring Meadows public charter school board in Toledo, and as a Founding Member of South Columbus Performance Academy and the Inspire Elementary School in Columbus.
His campaign is being managed by his 15 year old daughter, Alaina Quinn Pullins, a freshman at Mount Vernon High School. For further info, please visit www.scottpullins.org .