Elizabeth Scott is a consultant, an educator, a community leader and local budget watchdog, a school leader who helps students learn debate and speech skills and takes the time to deliver dictionaries to kids who need them. She is a loving wife and mother of three who says, "Now is the time for the rest of us to step up and fix the mess in Olympia." At 18, Elizabeth left her family's fourth-generation farm in Illinois to come to Seattle Pacific University. After 5 years in King County, she went overseas to teach English to university students, but 12 years ago, she chose to come back to Snohomish County to raise her family. "When our house in Edmonds finally sold, it was an easy decision to move just 20 miles across the county to Monroe. We have many friends in the area through my son's debate club and my involvement with the Dictionary Project and other volunteering. We'd spent many enjoyable hours driving the countryside, but seeing the loss of over 150 family dairies made me sick. I pledge to you that as your state representative, I will fight to protect our property rights and decrease regulations that are killing our farms and other businesses."
Consultant and speaker- Advises and trains candidates and activists; teaches state and federal Constitutional issues.
Teacher - English as a Second Language. Instructed university students in China for two years and the United Arab Emirates for three years. Taught English as a Second Language in the states of Illinois, South Carolina and Washington, including teaching college students and recent legal immigrants at Edmonds Community College, North Seattle Community College, Lake Washington Technical College, and Cascadia Community College (Founding Faculty).
Research and Policy Analyst - Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Olympia, WA. Conducted study comparing and contrasting Washington's stated K-12 learning goals with five curricula used nationally.
Volunteering with youth: Judge and Coordinator (Timers), Speech and Debate Tournaments, local middle and high schoolers, NCFCA tournaments serving students from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Member, City of Edmonds Citizens' Levy Review Committee, 2009. Recommended and supported changing the city's budget process to set stronger priorities and re-examine expenses based on those standards to avoid tax increases.
Past Dictionary Project Coordinator in Snohomish County: coordinated raising funds; personally delivered dictionaries to every student in Index in 2006 and taught them dictionary skills.
Member, Evergreen Republican Women's Club, 2004-present; Board member (Outreach Chair), 2005-2006.
B.A. Linguistics (Minor in Literature), Seattle Pacific University. M.A. Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL.
Elizabeth and her husband Paul are the loving parents of three children. They are active members of their church.
Elizabeth Scott enjoys spending time with her husband and children and their Black Lab, Harley. A midwest farm girl who farmed 80 acres of her family's land in high school, she is a member of the Washington State Farm Bureau, the National Rifle Association (Life member), WAC, and Freedom Foundation's Citizen Action Network. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, dancing (square, swing, and line), cinema, baking, and attending plays, musicals, and the ballet. She has studied 9 languages and 3 musical instruments.