Scott was elected to the Newport Beach City Council in November of 2014.
Scott is a licensed architect with over 39 years’ experience in the construction and real estate profession. He received a BS in Architecture from the University of Illinois, moved to Orange County and started his architecture career. In 1992 he started his own real estate consulting firm.
Scott served on the Newport Beach Planning Commission from 2006-2010; he also chaired the Commission for a term. During this time he helped lead implementation of the comprehensive zoning plan of the 2006 General Plan Update as approved by the voters. This was a comprehensive overhaul that changed the approach to the zoning code.
Scott and his wife Linda met at Mariners Church 39 years ago in Newport Beach; they have been married 36 years. They have lived in Newport over 11 years. They have three grown children all born at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach; two graduated from Corona Del Mar High School, where both excelled in water polo and swimming. Their son and his wife had their first child (and Scott and Linda’s first grandchild). Their youngest recently graduated with her Masters in Sports Management, where she had a water polo scholarship.
Scott and Linda are both committed to their church, where Scott is a lay leader in the Men’s Ministry. And in past years, Scott was also a scoutmaster for Brian’s Boy Scout troop, where the Eagle Scout tradition was passed from father to son.
Scott serves as Newport's representative to the Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), Orange County Sanitation District, and the Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District.