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Hi I'm Scot H. Rigby

I grew up in Alexandria, Virgina surrounded by people from all nations, cultures and languages. I love politics and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the shadow of George Washington's Mount Vernon estate spending countless time learning about America's founding fathers, and watching, with interest, how a powerful government works. This early childhood interest grew all through high school and college and has led me to my career choice of local government management. I love local government and how you can truely impact an individual, family or a neighborhood. It is this same type of love of helping people that otherwise might be overlooked that I find leading me to find ways to better follow Jesus Christ's admonition of serving, "thy fellow man." I am a father of four girls, husband of an amazing wife, and a lover of all things family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is not a casual, one day a week, thing. For me it is who I am, how I can be defined, and hopefully how a make decisions everyday. However, while I have been a Mormon all my life, it was not always this way. I struggled with my faith all through high school. I always went to church and youth activities, but it was largely out of family tradition and it was also where many of my friends hung out. I struggled with Joseph Smith, gold plates, and everything goody two shoes. I questioned how everything was so perfect. I struggled about where I should go to college. I had been accepted to several East Coast schools as well as Brigham Young University. I had grown up loving BYU because that is where my older two brothers went as well as BYU's great football and basketball teams. While i loved the sports part of BYU, it had many rules. I found myself questioning why I should go to BYU when I had such great schools to attend in the East Coast. In the end, it was the cost of schooling that ruled out all other schools except BYU. I arrived at BYU questioning my decision. During my freshman year at BYU, I was surrounded by more mormons (and especially cute Mormon girls) that I had even been around. I had a great roomate and made great friends in the freshman dorms. Many a late night of Pizza and Dukes of Hazards were spent hanging out. Who knew you could have such great fun. It was those same friends, who included me in all their fun, crazy and clean activities who also made sure I was going to church with them. Little by little, I found myself wanting to have what they had. They had fun. Just good, clean fund that left you feeling better about yourself and others then any other fun I had ever had before. I wanted what they had. Many of these friends decided to go on church missions which got me thinking about a mission. Well the rest is history. I went on a mission, married an awesome girl and have four, great beautifull girls.

How I live my faith

I love being part of Mormon faith. I can be attending church in Arizona, Washington, D.C. or Berlin Germany and the love that is extended to visitors is amazing. We all come from such a diverse background, yet the beauty of the Mormon faith is that we all share the same beliefs. I serve in my congregation, or what we call a ward, as a ward clerk. My role is to assist the ward's Bishop and counselors in their efforts to assist members and families to draw closer to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I do not know anything more spirtually touching then to see individuals and families drawer closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. As they do so, the blessings of such faith brings a brightness of hope, love and togetherness in that family. That brightness comes from their learning how much our Heaven Father and Jesus Christ love them and that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father have a plan that provides great peace and guidance in what is becoming a dangerous world. It is that brightness that draws me and my family closer and closer to following the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have learned that by learning and applying the teachings of Jesus Christ and following a living prophet, I can find and provide true happiness to my family. It is by trying harder and harder every day to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and a modern day prophet, much like the prophets of the Old Testiment, that has help foster my Faith's growth. I am Scot, father of 4 girls, lover of government service, and I a Mormon