I was first elected to Cambridge city council in a by-election in October 2020. Due to delays resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, it was the longest election held in the history of Cambridge. I was then re-elected to a 4-year term in 2022.

I graduated from the University of Oxford (UK) with a master’s degree in International Relations (Political Science). I then received a full scholarship to complete a PhD at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (UK). 

Upon returning to Canada, I received the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, and taught international politics, philosophy, security, and environmental politics, at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) in Waterloo, ON.

Today, I work at the United Way as Senior Director of Philanthropy.

Personal Life

My hobbies include jogging, resistance training, biking, writing, antique collecting, and -- for fun -- yard sales, comics, and learning how to refinish furniture. 

With two children, my wife Katie and I are active community members and sports enthusiasts. I'm also a huge Raptors fan! 

After living around Canada and in Europe, I am thrilled to call Cambridge my 'forever home' and am excited to help the City of Cambridge and its residents grow and succeed, today and well into our shared future.

Current City Committee Appointments

Environmental Advisory Committee
Youth Advisory Committee

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Thanks for interest, please reach out to me any time!

Scott Hamilton, Ward 7 Councillor, City of Cambridge
Phone: (519) 740-4517 ext. 4738