Many student loan payments ago, as a young attorney at the Ohio Public Defender, Scott learned how criminal defendants facing trial could be impacted by big-money judicial elections. Since then, he’s moved to the cradle of big-money elections, Washington, DC, where he’s worked to protect people and institutions from the corrosive effects of concentrated money and power.
Prior to joining RepresentUs, Scott worked in private practice on civil rights and education, served as Senior Policy Counsel at Justice at Stake and as Counsel at Free Speech For People, and worked to combat corruption in Eastern Europe through a project funded by the US State Department. His work has appeared in many of the italicized media outlets that self-indulgent politicos like to list, and he sits on the board of the ACLU of the District of Columbia, and serves as President of the American Constitution Society DC Lawyer Chapter.
Scott is a proud native son of the Cleveland area, and received his BA and JD from Ohio State University.