Ed Shouse was first elected to a partial term on the Knox County Commission in August 2008. He subsequently won the 2010 election for the 11th District "At-Large" Commission seat, and will serve the citizens of the entire county for a 4 year term.
Ed has previously served as an At-Large member of the Knoxville City Council. As a Councilman, he chaired the City's Audit Committee and served on the City's Investment Committee.
Commissioner Shouse serves as Chairman of the Commission's Finance Committee, Vice-Chairman of the Knox County Retirement Board and as Vice-Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is fortunate to be able to use his background in business, finance and government to serve the citizens of Knox County.
Ed Shouse, his wife, Lisa and son, Joe live in the Rocky Hill area of West Knoxville. Lisa works as a legal secretary in a small law office and Joe attends West High School. Ed worked his way through the University of Tennessee by working part-time at the UT Athletic Department and nights at the former Hamilton National Bank. After graduating he stayed in the banking industry until 1990 when he and a group of Knoxville investors bought a 78 mile short line railroad. Ed retired from the railroad business in 2007 as a Vice President with Gulf and Ohio Railways.
Ed's priorities as a Knox County Commissioner include restoring the citizens' trust in their county government, open meetings and transparency in all commission activities, a more efficient and effective county government, economic development, continued improvement in Knox County schools and, responding to and working with the citizens who elected him to County Commission.
The Shouses are members of Ebenezer United Methodist Church.