When young Scott Keadle set up his dental practice in Rowan County, North Carolina in 1990, it would have been hard to predict all he would accomplish over the next twenty years.
It might be no surprise that he would help more than 10,000 patients with their dental health, become chairman of the Community Care Committee and help start a free dental clinic for people in need. Add in being team dentist for Catawba College and providing free services through the National Foundation of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and you’d surely say, “well done.”
But Scott Keadle is one of those go-getters you can always count on to do more than expected.
As a former Families For Kids partner and current director and committee chairman on the board of Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), Scott has been a vocal advocate for the protection of abused children. An active member of American Legion Post #185 in China Grove, he’s donated dental supplies to soldiers deploying overseas and helped raise money for the Boy Scouts and many other charitable causes. He served two terms on the County Health Board.
Since 1996, he’s been president of Keadle Professional Properties, developing commercial and residential sites, and being a businessman as well as a health professional helped broaden his interests. He became a conservative activist, and filled Republican Party roles including county finance chairman, and vice-chairman. In 1998 he was the Republican nominee in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District.
In 2008, Scott was elected to the Iredell County Commission. The Statesville paper called him “the most conservative voice on a board full of conservatives” and “a dominant voice and force on the board since his first meeting.” He led a successful fight to reduce spending by more than 12% and promoted government accountability to the public, too.
He then became regional chairman for the conservative action organization Americans For Prosperity, working for smaller government and more freedom for North Carolina families and businesses.
Scott’s mother was a teacher, and his dad sold coal mining equipment in the mountains of West Virginia. He graduated from West Virginia University Dental School following undergraduate studies in Chemistry at the U.S. Air Force Academy and West Virginia University.
Scott and his wife Ming have a five-year old daughter, and recently welcomed a second daughter in August of 2011. They attend Cove Church in Mt. Mourne. Scott is an aerobatic pilot and enjoys playing tennis in his spare time.