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Scott Lasley Files for

Warren County Magistrate District 1

Bowling Green, KY (November 23, 2021) – Scott Lasley, former chair of the Republican Party of Warren County and head of the Department of Political Science at Western Kentucky University, has filed to run for the Republican nomination for Magistrate in Warren County’s 1st District. The seat is currently filled by Magistrate Doug Gorman who announced earlier this month that he is running for Warren County Judge/Executive.


As Lasley launches his campaign, he’ll be out talking to District 1 voters about his conservative approach to tackling Warren County’s most pressing issues including infrastructure, public safety, enhanced public park systems, and workforce preparedness and job creation to spur economic growth.

“If we all work together —  local and state governments, the Chamber of Commerce, the local education system, nonprofits, and other community partners — the sky is truly the limit for Warren County. As magistrate, I’ll work to bring these voices together with my neighbors' priorities to ensure Warren County’s future is bright and stays true to the values and sense of community that makes me so proud to call it home,” said Scott Lasley, candidate for Warren County Magistrate District 1. 

“Warren County government exists to improve the quality of life for its citizens by delivering core services effectively and efficiently. You don’t have to look any further than the example of success Mike Buchanon set: combining dedicated public service with limited and effective government to grow Warren County into the premier destination in Kentucky to live, work and raise a family,” added Lasley.


Lasley has long been involved in the local Republican Party ⏤ he served as the Chairman of the Warren County Republican Party from 2010-2016 and served on the Republican Party of Kentucky State Executive Committee from 2012-2021. In 2017 he became head of the WKU Department of Political Science, overseeing a department budget and managing a team of 14 university professionals.


“As a business owner, there’s no one I’d rather have as Magistrate than Scott Lasley. We need folks like him in local government who understand their job is to create environments for success and then get out of the way,”  said Todd Davis, local homebuilder and former Chair of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.  “His focus on infrastructure, workforce development, limited government and community partnerships will foster the exact type of decision making we need from our fiscal court.”


Scott is married to Heather Lasley, a teacher at Briarwood Elementary.  They have two children, Annee and Hayden, who are sophomores at WKU. They are members of State Street United Methodist Church.


“As magistrate, I will build on the work of Judge/Executive Mike Buchanon, Magistrate Doug Gorman and others to continue the momentum and expand on the strong foundation that currently exists. My family and I have called Warren County home since 2002, and I feel it is now my time to give back to this community that has given us so much,” stated Lasley. 



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