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MLA for Copperbelt South
House Leader, Critic for Education, and Energy, Mines and Resources
After working in the family business, Scott Kent was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in April 2000; representing the electoral district of what was then Riverside until 2002. He was re-elected as the MLA for Riverdale North in October 2011. He was elected in Copperbelt South in 2016 and re-elected in 2021.
He is currently the Yukon Party Caucus critic for Education, and Energy, Mines & Resources. He is also the Official Opposition House Leader.
During his legislative career, Scott has served as the Minister of Economic Development, Infrastructure and Energy, Mines and Resources and the Minister Responsible for Youth (2001-2002). He was again sworn into Cabinet in November 2011 and during the 33rd Legislative Assembly served as the Minister of Education, Energy, Mines & Resources, Highways and Public Works and as the Minister Responsible for the Yukon Housing Corporation, Yukon Liquor Corporation, Yukon Lottery Commission, Yukon Development Corporation and Yukon Energy Corporation.
Scott moved to the Yukon in 1973 from Saskatchewan with his family and graduated from F.H. Collins High School. He is the father of a young son who attends Golden Horn Elementary School and lives in Marsh Lake with his wife Amanda and son Eli.