Scott was born in Charleston, West Virginia and graduated from Eau Gallie High School in 1976. Following graduation, Scott enlisted in the United States Air Force, attaining the rank of Sergeant prior to honorable discharge in 1980.
Scott graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 1985. He went to work for RCA at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as a software analyst on the Command Destruct Range Safety programs. He has taken an active role in governmental affairs at all levels, writing and speaking on numerous subjects in Brevard County.
In 1992, Scott was elected to the Brevard County Commission. While on the County Commission he worked hard for less government by cutting back on expenditures, debt, and bureaucratic red tape. Scott was elected the Brevard Clerk of the Court in 2000. During his ten years in Clerk’s office, he flattened the layers of management and emphasized easy electronic access and customer service to daily handle the public’s needs.
Scott voluntarily left office at the end of 2010 and Mr. Mitch Needelman was elected that August. Since Mitch took office, citizens’ ability to easily and inexpensively (free) access their property title and other public information online is gone. Mitch has reduced service levels and increased the amount of time citizens wait in line for records at all offices. Mitch has made claims of millions of dollars in savings by outsourcing employees and awarding no-bid contracts, but has shown nothing when publicly asked for the information.
Scott has actively rebuked Mitch’s claims at candidate forums and radio talk shows. At the site, Scott explains that Mitch’s claim of a ‘CRISIS’ is unfounded and how million’s of your dollars are being wasted digitizing unimportant records.