Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners District 9

Katie Scott

Katie Scott

Katie Scott is an intensive care unit nurse with the University of Michigan Health System. This is her first bid for elected public office. She defeated incumbent Democrat Conan Smith in the Aug. 7 primary, winning 65.61% of votes cast. She faces Republican Stuart Berry on Nov. 6 for the District 9 seat on the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners. This position has a two-year term.

On her campaign website, Scott describes her stance on issues in the following categories: community mental health, affordable housing, economic justice, public health, and the environment.

Scott serves on the Washtenaw County Democratic Party Executive Committee, representing Ann Arbor's Ward 5. She also was a member of the 2017 Emerge Michigan Class, a program that trains Democratic Party women to run for political office. 

Professionally, she is a registered nurse who has worked for the University of Michigan Health System since 2013. Before that she worked for the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. She also served on the UM Professional Nurse Council, and was co-lead in working to achieve "magnet" designation for the UM Health System from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. 

Since 2016 she has served as a board member of the Michigan Nurses Association, the largest union representing nurses in this state.

Scott has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a bachelor's degree in nursing, both from the University of Michigan.

Scott's campaign treasurer is Laura Mason.

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Katie Scott:  In The News

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum (video)Community Television Network, Sept. 26, 2018

University of Michigan Nurses Hope Work Stoppage Threat Revives Comatose Contract TalksWDET, Sept. 28, 2018

Michigan Medicine nurses vote authorizes work stoppageMichigan Daily, Sept. 17, 2018

Katie Scott ousts Conan Smith in Ann Arbor county board raceMLive, Aug. 8, 2018

'Dark money' attacks on Ann Arbor candidates raise concernsMLive, Aug. 5, 2018

Summer Soapbox 2018WEMU, July 19, 2018

Mental health funding among issues in Washtenaw county board racesMLive, July 10, 2018

League of Women Voters Candidate Forum (video)Community Television Network, July 9, 2018

Michigan nurses push back against understaffing and mandatory overtimeMichigan Radio, Feb. 1, 2018

Michigan House panel considers overtime limits for nursesLansing State Journal, Nov. 30, 2017

Nurses Want Patient Ratio Set by LawWILX, March 22, 2017

Magnet recognized: Michigan Medicine earns nursing's highest honorUniversity of Michigan Press Release, Feb. 20, 2017

Michigan nurses call for action on safe staffing legislationWCMU, March 28, 2016