Hon. Scott Kent
MLA - Riverdale North
Scott Kent was most recently elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly in the general election of October 11, 2011. He was sworn into Cabinet on November 5, 2011.
Mr. Kent was first elected to the Yukon Legislative Assembly on April 17, 2000 and represented the electoral district of Riverside from 2000 to 2002. During that time, he served as Deputy Chair of Committee of the Whole and was appointed to the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Rules, Elections and Privileges. On June 12, 2001, Mr. Kent was appointed to Cabinet as Minister of Economic Development, later acquiring responsibility for the Department of Infrastructure, the Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, and the Yukon Development Corporation/Yukon Energy Corporation. He was also the Minister responsible for Youth.
Mr. Kent has lived in Yukon since 1973 when his family moved here from Saskatchewan. He attended elementary, junior high and high school in Riverdale, graduating from FH Collins Secondary School in 1986.
Mr. Kent has worked for a number of Yukon organizations, including the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board, Yukon Chamber of Mines, Klondike Placer Miners’ Association, Canadian Cancer Society and Yukon Hospital Foundation.
He has volunteered for a wide variety of community and sport organizations, including the Whitehorse Lions Club, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Yukon Broomball Association and Whitehorse Flag Football League.
Mr. Kent resides on Tagish Road with his wife Amanda Leslie, right across the street from his childhood home.