Biography

A local boy, Scott was born and raised in the 21st Senate District, which he now represents in the California State Senate. The district includes the Antelope, Santa Clarita and Victor valleys.

Before being elected to the Senate, Scott represented the 38th Assembly District for four years, where his focus was on job creation. He was the principal co-author of the California Film and Television Job Retention and Promotion Act. The $330 million a year tax credit has rejuvenated film and TV production in the state. He also co-authored a $420 million tax incentive that helped land a $60 billion aerospace contract expected to create 6,500 new jobs in the High Desert. Scott also worked across the aisle to craft a historic water bond that will build new storage and conveyance systems in California.

While in the Senate, Scott continues to focus on enhancing the life of ordinary Californians by growing California’s economy, improving schools and streamlining government so it works efficiently and effectively.

One in five Californians live in poverty. Bringing higher-paying jobs to the state will enable the poor to move into the middle class. Improving our schools will give all California students the tools they need to be competitive for jobs, higher education and sustainable careers. Reining in government spending and holding the bureaucracy accountable will ensure it works for – and not against - the people.  

In 2014 Scott was selected by the non-partisan, non-profit State Legislative Leaders Foundation to attend the prestigious Emerging Leaders Program held at the University of Virginia. This program is geared toward new and upcoming lawmakers that show promise as future legislative leaders – Scott was the only legislator selected from California.

Scott serves as vice chair of the Senate committees on Education, and Agriculture. He is also a member of the committees on Budget; Business, Professions and Economic Development; and Veterans Affairs.

Scott and his wife, Vanessa, reside in Santa Clarita with their two spoiled dogs. They have two adult children, Alison and Scott Jr.