CONSTITUENCY 30, SOUTHAMPTON EAST CENTRAL
EMAIL:firstname.lastname@example.org | 294.3230
Leah Scott is a fresh new face – a mother, grandmother, attorney and concerned Bermudian – who is committed to doing what she can to bring about positive change to our island. Leah says, “I am not a career politician and I haven’t lost touch with the everyday needs and concerns of our community.” She believes her social work in the community and her international business background give her a unique perspective on the social struggles and economic challenges that the people of Bermuda are now facing.
Leah’s passion is mentoring young people, promoting education and helping working women balance the demands of both career and family. She has chosen to become a member of the One Bermuda Alliance because she has been both personally and professionally affected by many of the current issues plaguing our island – the disintegration of the family unit, the challenges with the public- education system, the decline in international business and the continuously escalating national debt. She believes that the OBA is the change Bermuda needs to restore economic confidence and create new jobs. Leah is also concerned about persistent inequalities facing women, particularly single parents, including financial inequality and their having to carry the family burden alone. She believes that now is the time to begin the process of bringing Bermuda back to a position of strength and prosperity.
“I have always been civic-minded and involved in community groups and efforts. I currently sit on the board of The Sunshine League and I am a former P.R.I.D.E. director and Youth Net mentor. I understand the value of investing in our youth. I believe that Bermuda must make a greater investment in our public-school system, not only to meet the needs of today, but to encourage developing minds for the future. Funds must be allocated and available to hire, retain and develop good teachers. We must renovate existing schools; dramatically improve counseling and provide more time for athletics, music and technical studies in the school day. Our programs should facilitate the development of our young people into global citizens.
“From my canvassing in Southampton East Central, I know that jobs, economic stability and concerns about rising crime are on the minds of most Bermudians. The current government has written the Bermudian people a bad cheque which has come back marked “insufficient funds.” I believe that an OBA government can spearhead a much-needed revitalization of Bermuda which will promote new business opportunities, truly affordable housing and stimulate a healthy climate for investment resulting in job creation.”
"Things have to change in Bermuda, and I want to be an agent for that change."
Like so many people, Leah Scott has been personally and professionally affected by many of the current issues plaguing our Island—the decline in international business, the challenges with the public education system, the continuously escalating national debt and the disintegration of the family unit. She is concerned about persistent inequalities facing women in every sphere of life, such as making less money and having greater family burdens than men, and she believes the One Bermuda Alliance can and will be the party to address these issues.
Born to a pilot in the United States Air Forces posted to Kindley Field, Leah has lived her life both on and off Bermuda, but her heart has never left the island. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University, she went on to earn a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the college of Law of England and Wales. She was awarded her Legal Practicing Certificate in 2004 and was called to the Bermuda Bar the following year. Currently Leah is corporate secretary and legal counsel for Harbour International Trust Company Limited.
A long-time community activist and sports enthusiast, Leah has served on the board of PRIDE, was membership secretary for Bermuda Tri-Hedz, as well as secretary for both the Bermuda Bicycle Association and the Bermuda Triathlon Association. She sits on the Executive of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and is the Bermuda representative of the STEP Caribbean Conference Planning Committee. As director and secretary of the Sunshine League, Leah is able to embrace her passion for helping our island's youth, promoting education and helping women to strike a balance between career and family.
Leah attributes her drive to her mother, Ritchie. “We were smart, we were driven and we were always encouraged to do the best we could do, not just what was necessary.” It is with this spirit that Leah intends to represent the constituency of Southampton East Central.