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 the Vice Chair of the Community Affairs and Housing Committee. He is a also a member of the Labor & Economic Development Committee and Public Works, Facilities, Transportation and Accessibility Committee.
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. In addition, he serves the neighborhoods of Ashley Place, Billtown Farms, Bristol Oaks, Canterbrook Farms, Charlane Heights, Chenoweth Hills, Deer Park, Copper Fields, Derbyshire, Dove Point, Dunbar Springs, Ellingsworth, Fern Creek, Fisherville Woods, Grenden Fields, Hill Ridge, Home Lawn Trail, Homestead Trace, Lake of the Woods, Little Springs Farm, Livingston Heights, Midway Farms, Monticello Place, Pine Valley, Plum Creek, Ramblin Creek, Saratoga Woods, Silver Oaks, SpringView, Stone Lakes, Sunny Slopes, Tucker Lake Estates, Vantage Point, Wilderness Estates and Wooded Lake.