Hello, My name is Benjamin Stout. I am 29 years old and I am running for Rochester City Council from Ward 3. I am a stay-at-home dad to 4 wonderful boys, Joshua (6), Brannon (4), Caleb (2) and William (7 mos.). I have been married to my wonderful wife Danielle for almost 8 years. My family and I moved to Rochester in November of 2006 so that my wife could take a position as a respiratory therapist with the Mayo Clinic. I am a certified nursing assistant, but have chosen to be a stay at home dad to save on child care costs, and to homeschool my children. I was born in Corpus Christi, TX in 1980 to Susan Stout. I was raised by a single mother and moved to Rockford, IL in 1986. I graduated from Jefferson High School in Rockford in 2000. I graduated from the Nursing Assistant program at RCTC in 2009, and was licensed as a CNA/HHA later that year.