Councilman Stuart Benson was elected to the first Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Council in November 2002 and reelected in November 2004, 2008, 2012 and again in 2016. He is a member of the Public Works & Government Oversight and Audit Committee, Community Affairs & Health and Education Committees.
Councilman Benson was a teacher of machine tool technology at Southern High School. He is a graduate of Ahrens Trade High School, the General Electric Tool and Die Apprenticeship Program, and he holds an associate’s degree in vocational education from Murray State University.
His civic involvement includes serving as a Board Member of the Glenridge Health Campus and Blackacre Conservancy.
He is a member of the South Jefferson Republican Club and is an associate member of the Southeast Republican Women’s Club.
He is married and has five children: Laura, Stacie, Amanda, Trisha and Tamara. He and his wife attend Southeast Christian Church.
As District 20 Councilman, Stuart Benson represents the suburban cities of Jeffersontown, Fisherville, Fern Creek, a portion of Douglass Hills and a portion of Middletown.