Scott Hammond was born in New York. As Scott’s father was in the military, the family was then stationed in Alaska where he attended school. He graduated from Delta Junction High School. During the next few years he attended the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and the University of Utah. He finished his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in political science and then earned his teaching certificate. Since then, he has been teaching government and Spanish for the Clark County School District and political science at UNLV.
Scott has been married to Tonya for 20 years. Four wonderful children have blessed their marriage. Tomas is 12 and in the 6th grade. Olivia, 6, loves to dance and make her brother and sisters laugh. Sofia is an active, happy 4 year-old and Isabella, our newest will shortly be 1. Scott and Tonya are members of Families Supporting Adoption (FSA). They were fortunate enough to adopt 3 of their children and try, in any way they can, to support other couples wishing to start a family through adoption.
While Scott is fulfilling his duties as father, he is also a teacher, coach, and leader. As the Spanish Club adviser, he has taken students all over Central America and Spain. During the basketball season, Coach Hammond runs drills to get his Lady T-Birds in shape for the season. Not only has he coached basketball, but also softball and youth soccer. Scott is very involved with his church. This includes taking Boy Scouts camping and planning service projects to help local families.
For the past 12 years, Scott has lived in this district. He is excited to get to know those he has not met through his work as the representative in the State Assembly for District 13, at UNLV, the school district, and church. Scott sets high standards for himself by declaring, “I will not stop until I have given my best for everyone who lives in this district.” Any of his students or colleagues can tell you that he always gives his best and expects the same in return.