Congressman Scott Peters serves California’s 52nd Congressional District. Scott Peters is a civic leader who has made improving the quality of life in San Diego his life’s work. He is a problem solver with a record of bringing people together to get results. In Congress he currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee & the House Science, Space, & Technology Committee.
His career in public service includes serving as San Diego’s first City Council President, where he pursued greater accountability and efficiency in government. Peters created a new Council/Mayor form of government with an independent budget review function.
Scott also served as a San Diego Port Commissioner, and is the past chairman of the San Diego Unified Port District – a major economic engine that produces tens of thousands of high-skill, high-wage jobs for San Diegans. The Port manages the state tidelands in and around San Diego Bay, which produces $3.3 billion in direct economic impact to the region and supports jobs for more than 40,000 San Diegans.
Scott earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa and worked as an economist for the United States Environmental Protection Agency before attending New York University School of Law. He and his wife of 26 years reside in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego, California and have a son and daughter.