Scott is a proud resident of the City of Buffalo, where he has resided, attended school, and worked for his entire life.
Scott is a devoted community activist who has been heavily involved in our community for the last five years. During these years Scott has successfully worked in both the private and public sectors while continuing his work in our community.
Scott is a proud graduate of Buffalo Public School #72: Lorraine Elementary. It was during his junior high years at Lorraine when Scott began to get involved in community and school work.
During these years, Scott was one of two students to sit on the schools Positive Behavior Intervention System (P.B.I.S) Board as well as the only student to sit on the schools SBMT board.
Throughout his time on these boards, Scott was dedicated to fighting for equal opportunities for all students in his school. These opportunities allowed Scott the chance to see the issues within our education system first hand.
Thanks to Scott's late grandmother whom was a teacher for nearly 2 decades, she allowed Scott to expand his purview and involvement in the schools that she once taught at to help see that our educational system is failing our students across the board, not just at his school.
At Scott's conclusion of his tenure at Lorraine Elementary he had successfully graduated with awards highlighting his leadership skills and dedication to the community through the Rotary Club Of Buffalo, was recognized for his work as an active bystander as a recipient of the Jamey Rodemeyer Anti-Bullying Award, was recognized as leader of the year from WNY United, amongst many other leadership awards.
It was after these two busy and hectic years for Scott when he was then offered a scholarship to become a Timon Tiger. He happily accepted this opportunity, but little did he know that the work had just begun.
During Junior year Scott was involved in countless school clubs, and activities however to this day AV Club was his favorite. It was this year that Scott and his fellow students had renovated a old storage closest into a TV studio.
One of the first interviews Scott, and his friends ever conducted in that studio was with Former City Comptroller, and then Mayoral candidate Mark Schroder. It was this day that changed Scott's course of community work.
After meeting Mr. Schroder, Scott reached out to his campaign to get involved to try his hand in politics. Shortly after that conversation, Scott spent every day of that summer in Mark's campaign office making calls, knocking doors, and attending events.
After the devastating loss of that campaign, Scott was then offered by Mark to come join him in the City Comptroller's office. He served in the office for several months before departing to explore other opportunities.
It was after some time of working with many local candidates for office, and after the resignation of Comptroller Schroeder when Scott decided to apply to fill the vacancy of the City Comptroller.
Ultimately he was not selected by the common council to fill the seat, and then went on to run in the election for City Comptroller in 2019 before ultimately loosing the election.
Throughout his near five year span of being involved in local politics, Scott has worked on over 30 campaigns spanning over 3 states with a success rate of 93.2%.
Throughout his career in local politics and government Scott has always fought for the people of Buffalo by standing up for what is right no matter the cost.
Scott has always been at the forefront of the fight for change. Whether it be educational reform, police reform, housing reform or fighting for the needs of the community.
Scott currently serves on several community event, and parade committees, and is a proud member of nearly two dozen block clubs in Buffalo and is involved with countless local activist groups.
To this day, Scott continues his advocacy work in the halls of the state capital, and local government through the relationships that he has built with elected officials from across the state to ensure the voices of the people are being heard.
On June, 13th, 2020 on the steps of city hall Scott was joined by many community activists, political allies, and community members to officially announce OUR campaign to become the next Mayor of the City of Buffalo.
At the announcement Scott highlighted the need for major Fiscal Reform, Police Reform, Educational Reform, Housing Reform, Neighborhood Development, amongst others.
Scott said that the time for new leadership has come, and that we need a "Street Mayor" not a Mayor who continues to hide behind guarded doors in City Hall.
Scott is proud to have support from countless community activists, community groups, and community members in our campaign.
As Scott says:
"This is OUR city, OUR time, and OUR future"
Let's get to work, Buffalo!