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Scott H. PetersDEMDemocrat United States Representative, CA-50
65
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Scott Harvey Peters (born June 17, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative from California's 50th congressional district since 2023, previously representing the 52nd congressional district from 2013 to 2023. His district includes both coastal and central portions of San Diego, as well as the suburbs of Poway and Coronado.A member of the Democratic Party, Peters served two terms on the San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008, and was the first person to hold the post of president of the city council (2006–2008). He also served as a commissioner for the Unified Port of San Diego before becoming a member of Congress.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$2,660,918
Total Raised
$1,933,049
Total Spent
$1,801,176
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$212,016
76%
Retired$162,525
70%
Real Estate$150,429
69%
Health Professionals$146,707
58%
Lawyers/Law Firms$124,506
39%
Leadership PACs$84,100
39%
Securities & Investment$83,055
36%
Electric Utilities$76,100
33%
Telecom Services$70,780
31%
Electronics Mfg & Equip$65,814
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
New York University School of Law
JD
1981 - 1984
Duke University
BS Political Science/Economics
1976 - 1980
Past Positions1 - 9 of 9
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2023 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2013 - 2023
Member
San Diego City Council
2000 - 2008
President
San Diego City Council
2006 - 2008
Partner
Peters & Varco, Limited Liablity Partnership
1996 - 2000
Deputy County Counsel
County of San Diego
1991 - 1996
Associate, Litigation
Baker & McKenzie, San Diego
1989 - 1991
Associate, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Associate, Corporate Tax
Dorsey & Whitney, Limited Liability Partnership
1984 - 1988
Economist
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
1980 - 1981
Other Experience1 - 52 of 52
Member
New Democrat Coalition
Current
Member
No Labels
Current
Chair
Board of Port Commissioners, Port of San Diego
2009 - 2012
Member
California Coastal Commission
2002 - 2005
Member
Commission on Tax Policy in the New Economy, California
2002 - 2003
Board Member
San Diego LGBTQ Center
Former Board Member
Voices for Children
Former Board Member
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation
Former Board Member
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center
Former Board Member
Chancellor's Community, University California, San Diego
Former Board Member
CleanTECH San Diego
Former Chair
Climate Initiative, The San Diego Foundation
Co-Chair
Congressional Algae Caucus
Current
Member
Caucus of Engaging Community Support of Veterans
Current
Member
Congressional LGBT Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Philippines Caucus
Current
Member
Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
Current
Member
United Solutions Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus
Current
Member
Military Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
Current
Member
Special Operations Forces Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional STEM Education Caucus
Current
Member
Sustainable Energy & Environment Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Ports Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Bike Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus
Current
Member
Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Minerals, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Member
Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security, United States House of Representatives
2023 - Current
Former Member
Joint Economic Committee, United States House of Representatives
2021 - 2022
Former Member
Caucus on Women in the Military
Former Member
United Services Organization (USO) Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Veterans' Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Technology Modernization Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Executive Overreach Task Force, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
National Guard and Reserve Caucus
Former Member
Defense Communittees Caucus
Former Member
Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
Former Member
House Small Business Committee
Former Member
Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Military Family Caucus
Former Member
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Energy, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Readiness, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Military Veterans Caucus