After working in a leadership role with Lamp Post Group early in his career, Weston co-founded Dynamo, the largest startup investment fund in Hamilton County’s history. Today, Weston leads the Millennial Debt Foundation, a nonprofit recognized across America for its role in fighting wasteful government spending.
But upon Mayor Coppinger’s decision to retire, Weston and Shelby embarked on what they call an “eight-year mission” to help shape the county where their four children will grow up and attend public schools. Running on an education and transparency-focused platform, Weston won the Republican nomination on May 3rd in the first competitive primary for County Mayor ever in Hamilton County.
The nature of the mission is unique for at least two reasons: 1) Hamilton County is Tennessee’s only large county without term limits, which Weston intends to change and 2) Weston would be the only Republican elected official in Hamilton County who is a public school parent, despite public education being 64% of the budget.
As a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, appointed by Gov. Lee in 2019, Weston is one of 12 civilians leading Tennessee’s largest college system, serving 100,000 students in our community and technical colleges. Weston has been a passionate advocate for increased technical and vocational education – arguing that career training is both the most sustainable way to prevent crime and the most realistic path to entrepreneurship for young Tennesseans.
In addition to his leadership in responsible budgeting through his nonprofit, Weston serves on the Board of Regents’ Finance Committee, stewarding a $1.45 billion budget, more than 50% larger than Hamilton County’s.
Weston listens to everybody, and that's important. We need his energy and enthusiasm as County Mayor.