Scott Ogilvie is alderman of the 24th ward in St. Louis, representing the Clifton Heights, Cheltenham, Dogtown, and Ellendale neighborhoods. Before being elected to the Board of Aldermen in 2011, Scott worked in the bicycle industry, as a graphic designer, and was operations manager at a printing and publishing company in St. Louis. He has a degree in Political Science.
He lives in Dogtown with his wife Ruth, who is a hair stylist. Together they have been active volunteers with Stray Rescue, fostering dogs and volunteering at both shelters.
As alderman he has been an advocate for local government reform, including being a key part of the campaign to pass Prop R in 2012, a charter amendment approved by voters to reduce the size of the Board of Aldermen after the next census.
Scott has taken on a number of legislative and policy initiatives to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities, safety, and access throughout the City. He’s been a supporter of historic preservation and redevelopment and defended important programs like Missouri’s Historic Preservation tax credit at the local and state level.
In 2013, he was an important part of stopping a St. Louis County highway project called the ‘South County Connector’ which could have taken St. Louis City parkland.
In 2014 he played a key role in a statewide campaign against Amendment 7, a substantial sales tax increase for MODOT which 75% of local voters opposed.
Scott has spent time with public works and transportation departments in other Midwestern cities to learn where St. Louis can improve its planning and implementation of traffic safety and street projects.
He has a reputation for candid opinions on City Hall politics and policy.
In a second term as alderman Scott wants to continuing pushing local government reform initiatives and to tackle current complications with small business permitting. He looks forward to seeing through public works projects he initiated and watching the Zoo expansion take shape while continuing to deliver quality service to constituents.
Scott is a member of the Forest Park Advisory Board, the Penrose Park Velodrome Steering Committee, and the St. Louis City Capital Committee.