Scott was inspired to run because of a personal experience. In the middle of the pandemic—before Covid-19 vaccines were available—Scott’s nonprofit employer asked that he return in person to the office. At the time, Scott was helping to caretake for his father, who had recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. Scott was forced to decide between the health and safety of his family and his primary source of income. No Vermonter should have to make this decision, and if Vermont had passed paid family leave, Scott wouldn’t need to. Scott chose his dad. He then rolled up his sleeves by responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and supporting his community through volunteering and public service. He is a member of Stowe Rotary and the Stowe Energy Committee. Scott also serves on the boards of Lamoille County Meals on Wheels, the Vermont Sierra Club, Morrisville Food Co-Op, and is the former Chair of the Lamoille County Democratic Committee.