Scott Schwab grew up in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University. Prior to entering public service, Schwab was a small business owner and a National Sales Trainer for a Fortune 50 company in the pharmaceutical industry.
First elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002, Scott worked to bring local control and funding to Kansas schools while also supporting free enterprise to strengthen the economy. As Chairman of the House Elections Committee, Scott championed several key pieces of election policy to help safeguard Kansas elections and the voting process. He also served on Health & Human Services; Insurance; Taxation; Commerce & Economic Development; Aging & Long Term Care; and Appropriations committees. While in the Kansas House, Schwab held several leadership positions including Chairman of the House Elections Committee (4 years), House Insurance & Financial Institutions Committee (3 years), and Speaker Pro Tempore.
In November 2018, Schwab was elected to his first term as Kansas Secretary of State. He took the Oath of Office on Monday, January 14, 2019. As Secretary of State, Schwab has placed a priority on providing support and guidance to county election officials; improving the Office business filing system to ensure it is compatible with industry software; implementing cutting-edge IT security; and making it as easy as possible to register and cast a ballot in Kansas without compromising election security.
Scott and his wife, Michele, reside in Overland Park with their children.