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Doug Scott
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Illinois Commerce Commission
Former officeholder
In office
March 3, 2011 - January 20, 2015
PredecessorCharles Box
Base salary$134,022
Elections and appointments
AppointedMarch 3, 2011
Appointed byGovernor of Illinois
Campaign $$338,731
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Director, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
2005 - 2011
Mayor of Rockford
2001 - 2005
Illinois House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tulsa (1982)
J.D.Marquette University (1985)
Office website
Doug Scott is the former chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. He was first appointed to the commission on March 3, 2011, by Gov. Pat Quinn. Scott's first term expired on January 20, 2015, and he was not reappointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R).[1][2]


Scott graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1982 and from Marquette University School of Law in 1985. He was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1995, where he represented District 67 until 2001, when he was elected Mayor of Rockford. He served as mayor until 2005, at which time he was named director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, where he served until his appointment to the commerce commission.[1]


  • B.A., University of Tulsa (1982)
  • J.D., Marquette University (1985)

Political career

Illinois Commerce Commission (2011-2015)

Scott was appointed as chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission effective March 3, 2011. He succeeded Charles Box, whom he also succeeded as mayor of Rockford.[3]

Illinois EPA Director (2005-2011)

Scott was appointed as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency by then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) in 2005, serving in this position until 2011.

Comptroller calls for Scott's removal

During Scott's tenure, it was reported that the IEPA had brushed-over a number of environmental wrongdoings, including cancer-causing pollution and waste leaks. In August 2009, then Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes criticized Scott's performance, saying he should be removed from office. In a press release Hynes stated, “The Blagojevich culture of politically driven decisions still has a foothold in Pat Quinn’s administration, and Illinois families are the clear victim. I am calling on the governor immediately to remove Doug Scott.”[4]

Mayor of Rockford (2001-2005)

Scott served as Mayor of Rockford from 2001-2005. He was defeated in his bid for re-election by Larry Morrissey.[3]

Illinois House of Representatives (1995-2001)

Scott represented district 67 in the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995-2001.[1]



Scott was appointed to the Illinois Commerce Commission by Gov. Pat Quinn (D) effective March 3, 2011.[1][2]


Scott was appointed as Director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency by Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) in 2005.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $338,731 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 10, 2013.[6]

Doug Scott's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2000 Illinois State House District 67 Won $124,774
1998 Illinois State House District 67 Won $84,867
1996 Illinois State House District 67 Won $129,090
Grand Total Raised $338,731


Scott's wife name is Tammy.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Box
Illinois Commerce Commission
2011 – 2015
Succeeded by
Brien Sheahan