About the Author

Scott Faughn

Publisher, The Missouri Times, and Host, This Week in Missouri Politics

Scott Faughn is the publisher of The Missouri Times and Territorial Enterprise; president of the SEMO TIMES, a weekly newspaper in Poplar Bluff. Before beginning his publishing career Faughn was elected the youngest mayor in the history of Poplar Bluff, Mo., at the age of 22. While mayor, Faughn began and spearheaded the effort to create four lanes on Highway 67 between Poplar Bluff and St. Louis.

The Daily American Republic said “…at the age of 24, he is the father of Highway 67.” Before being elected mayor, Faughn served on the staff of state representatives Rod Jetton and Mark Richardson. After leaving the public service life in Missouri, he was a registered lobbyist in the state of Arkansas.

He now lives with his wife, Sarah Jane, and their daughter Millie on the same farm where he grew up. Faughn is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers College. His publications have interviewed senators, governors, several members of Congress and many music artists. In his spare time, he grows grapes and is an aspiring vintner.

Faughn is a member of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition, The National Association of Alternative Newsweeklies of America, St. Louis Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Americans for Free Speech, Poplar Bluff Downtown Business Owners Association, Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson City Downtown Business Owners Association, Columbia Chamber of Commerce, and the American Civil Liberties Union.

Readers can contact Scott via email at scott@themissouritimes.com, or on Twitter at @scottfaughn.