Elizabeth Scott grew up on a fourth-generation farm in rural Illinois. She is proud of the work she and her family put forth every day working the land and often references her upbringing when giving floor speeches or meeting with constituents.
After high school, Elizabeth enrolled at Seattle Pacific University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics with a Minor in Literature. She became certified in teaching English as a Second Language and traveled to China and the United Arab Emirates. While teaching English in these foreign countries, Elizabeth enjoyed experiencing new food, cultures and customs.
She returned to Washington to teach recent legal immigrants at several local Community Colleges. She has served on the faculty at Edmonds Community College, North Seattle Community College, Lake Washington Technical College and was part of the “Founding Faculty” at Cascadia Community College.
Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband, Paul, and her son Harrison and daughter Libby at their home in Monroe with their black lab, Harley. Her stepdaughter Catherine works in Los Angeles at a law firm. She has become an active volunteer serving as a judge at teen debate tournaments and was involved in the Snohomish County Dictionary Project, which supplies dictionaries to schoolchildren.
Scott currently serves on the House Early Learning and Human Services Committee and the House Commerce and Gaming Committee.
In her spare time, Elizabeth “dabbles” in dance, including square, swing and line dancing.