Scott Schwab grew up in Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Fort Hays State University.
First elected to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2002, Schwab worked to bring local control and funding to Kansas schools while also supporting free enterprise to strengthen the economy. As Chairman of the House Elections Committee, Schwab championed several pieces of election legislation to safeguard Kansas elections and the voting process. Schwab also served as Chairman of the House Financial Institutions Committee, and Vice Chair of the Taxation Committee and the Committee on Commerce and Labor. Schwab also served as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Kansas House of Representatives.
In November 2018, Schwab was elected to his first term as Kansas Secretary of State and was re-elected to a second term in November 2022. As Secretary of State, Schwab has placed priority on providing support and guidance to county election officials; improving the Office business filing system; implementing cutting-edge IT security; and ensuring Kansas remains a leading state in the nation for election integrity and that one vote equals one person. In 2023, Schwab was selected to serve as President of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).
Scott and his wife, Michele, reside in Overland Park with their children.