Scott Burton

I was born and raised in Clinton. I graduated from Clinton High School in 1984. I then went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee in 1989 with a degree in Management. 

I have been married to my wife, Tracy, for 23 years. We have been blessed with three children. Alex, 18, is a senior at Clinton High School; Lauren, 16, also attends Clinton High School. Our youngest daughter Sarah is an 8th grader at Clinton Middle School.

My professional career has been in sales and in management. I began my career working for Hallmark Cards Corporate for 11 years. I had numerous positions there including sales, sales training and account management. From there, I entered the pharmaceutical industry. I have been in that industry for the last 18 years, the last 15 of which have been as a manager.  I have managed numerous employees, and have learned a great deal about leadership, as well as corporate profitability and responsibility.

Accomplishments as Mayor

I came into office with a negative fund balance of $2.1 million and $13.5 million in debt and now we have a $7.3 million surplus in the city fund balance and only $8.2 million in debt. We now have a clear path for the city to be debt free in 8 years.

We have addressed 30-year problems like the Magnet Mills property and working with County Commission to move a convenience center into a high retail area. We have built strong relationships across other entities (i.e. City School System, Anderson County Government, Anderson County Schools) over these 8 years. Improved services across the board, especially in police and fire protection.

Scott Burton

Scott Burton

Why I'm Running

Since becoming a Council Member in 2008 and Mayor of Clinton in 2010, I have come to enjoy public service more and more each day. I truly enjoy helping others and finding solutions/answers for people that need help.

During my nine years of service, the City of Clinton has accomplished a great deal. We have attracted business, instituted strong fiscal responsibility and improved services.

The lessons that I have learned in the business world, as well as my time as Mayor of Clinton, will prove beneficial to the taxpayers of Anderson County when I am elected as your trustee. I want to be a service to the people of Anderson County and want to be known as someone that can provide solutions and answers to citizens’ problems.


  • Mayor of Clinton 2010 - Present
  • Clinton City Councilman 2008 - 2010
  • Graduate - Clinton High School - 1984
  • Graduate - University of Tennessee - 1989 (BS degree in Management)
  • Youth Basketball Coach for both girls and boys teams for a total of 8 years.
  • Youth Baseball Coach for a total of 8 years.
  • Lifelong member of United Methodist Church in Clinton

Scott Burton