Scott Forte is Realtor, Pilot, and Entrepreneur.
Before becoming a commercial and residential realtor in town, Scott flew Private Jets out of Pease for Atlantic Jet. He took his first flight lesson at age 8, then went on to the Harvard of the Sky where he obtained an Aeronautical Science degree with minors in both Business and Law, then went on to complete a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance. His community activity includes:
- Board member – Seacoast Crime Stoppers
- Board member – Catapult Seacoast
- Board member – NH Commercial Investment Board of Realtors
- Ambassador – Portsmouth Chamber (also serve on the events committee)
- Stiletto Sprinter – Boys and Girls Club Stiletto Sprint.
- McGruff the Crime Dog – Portsmouth Night Out.
- Thriller Dancer – Portsmouth Halloween Parade.
Two things you’d like Portsmouth voters to know about you:
- I’ve flown all over the country, and I never though I would say I like our little slice the best but I do! We live, in my humble opinion, in the greatest city on the planet (minus the 6 months of cold). I want to make sure it remains quaint, fun, accessible to people my age, and to the people who have called it home for so many years. That means property taxes need to get under control. We need to develop more-affordable housing, and more commercial spaces for small businesses and start-ups to thrive (outside of downtown). If we play our cards right we could have one of the most entrepreneurial towns in america. We need to be known as historic, but innovative; classy, but not up-tight.
- As a pilot, we are trained to think without emotion, assess data, organize facts and make decisions quickly. We need more people in government who have these skills. Same thing goes for launching a start-up or commercial real-estate, it either makes money or it doesn’t. It’s raw, emotionless, numbers. Let’s look at the facts can see what we can do. Governments need to be run more like corporations, we need to think in terms of profit and loss instead of just blindly increasing the budget 3-4% every year because that is just what we have always done. The tax payers need to get involved and VOTE on issues line item by line item; consensus is what we should seek. Only 26% of us vote.. less than 1% of us remain actively involved on issues. That is the biggest problem. Please – get out and vote! You have 9 votes, I don’t need to be your #1, just 1.
One reason people should vote on November 7th:
Assessments, commercial real-estate values, and availability of housing are all big issues this year.