Vice Chair and Supervisor, District 1
Pima County Board of Supervisors
Pima County Supervisor Rex Scott was elected to represent District One in November of 2020 and took office at the start of 2021. He has been married to a fellow career educator since 1994 and they are the parents of adult twins. For most of those years, the family has lived in District One and the twins are graduates of Mountain View High School in the Marana Unified School District.
Supervisor Scott grew up in Athens, Ohio and earned two bachelor’s degrees from Ohio University, which is in Athens. In 1987, at the age of 24, he became the first Ohio University student elected to serve on Athens City Council. He was re-elected in 1989, chaired the Finance Committee in his second term and joined with two of his colleagues to start the city’s curbside recycling program.
In 1991, Supervisor Scott moved to Pima County to take a position teaching social studies at Flowing Wells Junior High School, one of three schools in District One that he served during his career as a public-school educator. In 2000, Supervisor Scott began his 19-year career as an administrator working in both middle and high schools. During that time, he was an assistant principal at Ironwood Ridge High School and the principal at Tortolita Middle School, both District One schools.
In his free time, Supervisor Scott enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking in our beautiful deserts and mountains, running on The Loop or in Sabino Canyon and reading. He is a longtime fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Miami Dolphins, which helps him to practice patience! The book that has influenced his values and beliefs more than any other is Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl.