Scott Young

Legislative Tracker & Researcher

Scott Biography

Scott Young is responsible for the Animal Policy Group’s legislative tracking, monitoring and reporting functions in all 50 states. He also works directly with state government officials on issues of interest. He is instrumental in providing highly skilled research and analysis of current events, legislative history, policy and data sets that affect our diverse industry.

Scott has worked with legislatures for more than 15 years representing a variety of organizations including the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Laureate Education, and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

Scott has experience testifying in front of state legislatures, working with states on implementation plans, leading accreditation efforts, and lobbying policymakers. During his time with NCLS, he led a task force investigation of No Child Left Behind and co-authored the final report, which made national headlines and helped lead to the dismantling of the federal law. He has been quoted by CNN, NY Times, Washington Post, USA Today and many other news outlets.

Scott graduated from the University of Colorado with a political science degree and lives in the Rockies with his two Labradors.