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Scott - the man with a plan

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Karen Sudu, Gleaner Writer

A resident of Spanish Town, St Catherine, Norman Scott entered representational politics in 1990, when he unsuccessfully contested the Ginger Ridge division in St Catherine West Central, on a People's National Party ticket.

In 1998, the Dinthill Technical graduate's winning streak began in the Greendale division in South Central St Catherine.

The businessman was elevated to minority leader in the St Catherine Parish Council in January, after former minority leader, Denise Daley, won the constituency, renamed St Catherine Eastern, in the 2011 general election.

In the March 26 local government polls, the University of the West Indies management studies alumnus defeated the Jamaica Labour Party's Sutcliffe Williams to retain his seat in the council and was elected mayor by his colleagues.

The father of four told The Sunday Gleaner that as "mayor of the Old Capital", his first order of business is to partner with companies and state agencies to clean up Spanish Town.

Scott also plans to implement social-intervention programmes to reduce the level of criminal activities as he charts a path to restore the town to its former glory.