Scott Pearson

Scott Pearson

Position: Mayor Pro Tem

What brought you here?

My wife, Diana Farrell, and I rented in Ski Ranches during the summer of 2020 to work remotely during COVID. Our daily walk to town took us across Skunk Creek, up to Touchdown Drive, down Galloping Goose, and along the Village Trail to the gondola. With each week living here we fell more and more in love with Mountain Village and the Telluride region. By September we had decided to relocate and make a new life here.

What motivated you to run for Town Council?

I have always been drawn to public service. After living here for three years I was both inspired by town leaders who created our beautiful town and struck by how many important issues we still face. I wanted to help across the board, and particularly to keep making progress on affordable housing.

Describe one of your goals or objectives for Mountain Village.

I ran on the “what” and the “how”. The “what” initially included affordable housing, improved medical care, and better recreational opportunities. After talking with many residents that list has grown, to include a gondola to the Meadows and improved childcare.

But as important as the “what” is the “how”. I hope to make more progress and do it more economically, through real collaboration with our local and regional partners. This includes Telluride Ski & Golf, TMVOA, the Town of Telluride and San Miguel County.

What challenges you most about being an elected official?

Balancing what is good for the community with the impacts on specific people or groups of people.

Name a random fact about yourself.

I am on a ten-year effort with my friend, Jason, to read the collected works of the great books of Western civilization. Many of the readings are about political philosophy, which I hope will make me a better council member.

How do you like to spend your free time?

Diana and I love to hike, ski, and mountain bike together. We also love to read and spend time with friends.

What is the best way for your constituents to communicate with you?

Text me at 202-495-8722.

To learn more about Scott's background, please see his candidate bio.


Term Expiry

Term Expires - June 2027