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Jack Scott


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CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-05-1996 Democratic AD-44 72591 Win
11-03-1998 Democratic AD-44 65652 Win
11-07-2000 Democratic SD-21 158145 Win
11-02-2004 Democratic SD-21 217515 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: August 24, 1933 in Sweetwater, Texas
Married: Lacreta Isbell
Children: Sharon Mitchell, Sheila Head, Amy Schones, Greg Scott and Adam (d. 1993)

1973-1978: Dean of Instruction, Orange Coast College
1978-1987: President, Cypress College
1987-1995: President, Pasadena City College
2009-2012: Chancellor, California Community Colleges

  • LEGISLATION: Scott was the author of SB 1209 (2006), which required all teaching credential candidates to create a videotape while student teaching, as part of the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) of the PACT.
  • MOTIVATION: On October 23, 1993, Scott's son Adam Scott, 27, died after being accidentally shot while a friend, Ethan David Dubrow, showed his "gun collection" at a party at Dubrow's house in the Park La Brea area of Los Angeles. Dubrow pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 1995.

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: Slayings Put Educator on Crusade for Gun Control by Renee Tawa, Los Angeles Times (11/21/1993)

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