Biography

Meet Scott Hammond

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BIOGRAPHY
Senator Scott Hammond grew up in the small town of Delta Junction, Alaska where he graduated from Delta Junction High School. After high school Scott attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Scott transferred to UNLV where he finished his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science and earned his teaching certificate. He taught social studies and Spanish for the Clark County School District for 16 years, while also teaching political science at UNLV.
In 2010 Scott was elected to represent Assembly District 13. During the legislative session Scott served on the Judicial, Health and Human Services and Transportation committees. In 2012 Scott was elected to the Senate to represent District 18. In the 2015 legislative session, he chaired the Senate Committee on Transportation. During the 2017 session, Scott sponsored a bill, Senate Bill 175, to create Asian Culture Day in Nevada, and it was signed by Governor Sandoval. Throughout his time in the Senate Scott has become known for his work on education issues, passing legislation to create the Opportunity Scholarship and Education Savings Accounts. He believes that all Nevada students should
have access to quality education, not just those who can afford it. He has spent his
legislative career making that a reality for thousands of Nevadans.

Scott has lived in Las Vegas for 24 years and loves being a part of the valley community. Scott has been a High School basketball coach, youth leader and was active in organizations including Boy Scouts of America and Families Supporting Adoption. As a High School Spanish Club advisor, he has taken students all over Central America and Spain. One of Scott’s accomplishments is as a founding board member of Somerset Academy, a highly successful charter school with five Las Vegas campuses and he now serves as Executive Director of the Somerset School Foundation. Scott has been married to Tonya for 26 years, and four wonderful children have blessed their marriage. Scott and Tonya are both activists for child adoption causes. In June of 2017, Scott announced that he will be a candidate for Congress in Nevada‚Äôs 3rd district.