|Member of the Chicago City Council|
from the 24th ward
May 18, 2015 – June 3, 2022
|Preceded by||Michael Chandler|
|Born||December 24, 1975|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Education||Morehouse College (BA)|
Michael Scott Jr. is an American politician and business executive. From 2015 to 2022, he served as an alderman in the Chicago City Council representing the 24th ward, which includes portions of North Lawndale, South Austin and West Garfield Park. He is a member of the Democratic Party and was a member of the Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus while in City Council.
Prior to serving on City Council, Scott worked for the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Schools, the Public Building Commission, and After School Matters.
Scott was first elected the alderman for the 24th ward in 2015, replacing outgoing alderman Michael Chandler.
Scott served on the following City Council committees: Budget and Government Operations; Rules and Ethics; Economic, Capital and Technology Development; Education and Child Development; Housing and Real Estate; License and Consumer Protection; and Special Events, Cultural Affairs and Recreation.
In the runoff of the 2019 Chicago mayoral election, Scott endorsed Lori Lightfoot.
On May 24, 2022, Scott announced that he would retire from the City Council and join Cinescape Studios as the company's "head of industry and community relations." His resignation will be effective on June 3, 2022.
Scott's father, Michael Scott Sr., served as Chicago Board of Education President under Mayor Richard M. Daley.