Scott White (politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Scott White
Scott White 2011.jpg
Scott White, March 2011
Washington State Senator from Washington's 46th legislative district
In office
January 9, 2011 – October 21, 2011
Preceded by Ken Jacobsen
Succeeded by David Frockt
Washington State Representative from Washington's 46th legislative district, Position 1
In office
January 12, 2009 – January 9, 2011
Preceded by Jim McIntire
Succeeded by David Frockt
Personal details
Born June 8, 1970[1]
Olympia, Washington
Died October 21, 2011 (aged 41)
Kittitas County, Washington
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Alison Carl White
Residence Seattle, WA
Alma mater University of Washington, Western Washington University

Scott Benton White (June 8, 1970 – October 21, 2011) was a Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 46th legislative district. His district included much of North Seattle, including the neighborhoods of Northgate, Greenwood, Bitter Lake, Broadview, Haller Lake, Pinehurst, Olympic Hills, Maple Leaf, Lake City, Wedgwood, View Ridge, Laurelhurst, and Windermere.[2]

On October 21, 2011, Senator White was found dead in a hotel room at Suncadia Resort.[3] The coroner's report indicated that the cause was a cardiac problem linked to a previously undiagnosed enlarged heart.[4]

During the 2011–2012 term, White's assignments in the Senate would have included serving in leadership as Majority Whip, as Vice Chair of the Transportation Committee, and serving on the Higher Education and Rules Committees.

White served in a variety of professional and community leadership positions before being elected to the legislature. He is a former Chief of Staff to the Metropolitan King County Council, and he has served as budget and policy staff in both the Washington State Legislature and King County government. White has taught graduate-level courses in public policy at the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington. In 2004 he was selected as a Marshall Fellow by the German Marshall Fund of the United States. White has served on the board of Humanities Washington, the Public Policy Committee of the United Way of King County, and is an award-winning grassroots organizer with the Democratic Party.

A fourth generation Washingtonian, White lived in the Wedgwood neighborhood of North Seattle with his wife, Alison Carl White, and two young children.[5]


  1. ^ "Please join us tonight, Tuesday, June 8, for my 40th Birthday Party". Retrieved 2011-10-23. 
  2. ^ "Washington State Legislature: 46th district". Retrieved 2009-01-02. 
  3. ^ Baker, Mike (October 22, 2011). "Wash. state Sen. Scott White dies at age 41". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  4. ^ Coroner: Wash. state Sen. Scott White died of cardiac problem linked to enlarged heart
  5. ^ "Rep. Scott White - Biography". Archived from the original on 2009-05-08. Retrieved 2009-01-12.