Scott Golden has been involved in Tennessee politics since the late 1990’s. He began as a West Tennessee Field Director for the Tennessee Republican Party. He then worked in New Hampshire on the Steve Forbes for President campaign. Moving back to West Tennessee, Golden was the Field Director for Van Hilleary for Governor. In 2003, he began in the office of Congressman Marsha Blackburn as a Field Representative, moving to District Director then Deputy Chief of Staff. Golden then worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Stephen Fincher until being elected Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Outside of work, Golden has been a volunteer member of the State Executive Committee since 2007 representing the 27th State Senate District. He has also attended the 2008 and 2012 Republican National Conventions as a member of the Tennessee Delegation. In 2010, Golden was the Madison County Republican Party Man of the Year.
Scott Golden received a BS in Political Science from the University of Lambuth and a MA in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island. He has been married to his wife Christie for 13 years. They have three children, Ela, Kipi and Andrew. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson, TN.