In his first term on the Dallas City Council, Scott was voted as the 2012 Best Politician by D Magazine and the Dallas Observer. “Scott has proven himself as a voice of reason,” according to D Magazine.
On the Dallas City Council, Scott is the vice-chairman of the Government Performance and Financial Management Committee. He is a member of the Economic Development and Housing Committee and the Quality of Life, Arts and Culture Committee. He served as chairman of the Housing Committee from 2015 to 2017, when he led the city’s development of a new, comprehensive housing policy. He also spearheaded the crafting of an ordinance ensuring better regulation and higher standards for boarding homes, earning him the 2012 Carmen Miller Michael Mental Health Advocate Award presented by Mental Health America of Greater Dallas.
Scott grew up in Dallas, attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a degree in chemistry before attending law school at the University of Texas.