City of Cambridge

Scott HamiltonCouncillor Hamilton was elected in October, 2020, after a by-election that was, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the longest municipal contest held in the history of Cambridge.


After working in landscaping and Human Resources, at the age of 25 Councillor Hamilton returned to university to study his newfound passion: political science. He went on to earn a Master's degree in International Relations from the University of Oxford (UK), a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) (UK), and upon returning to Canada, he received the country's top postdoctoral award, 'The Banting Fellowship'. After publishing peer-reviewed articles and teaching politics, philosophy, and international and environmental security at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA), Councillor Hamilton is currently employed at the BSIA as their Research Coordinator.

Community and Civic Activities

Councillor Hamilton is an avid volunteer, and currently sits on the Board of Directors at the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank. He has also been endorsed by the Waterloo Regional Labour Council, and is an advocate for workers, businesses, and social services. Based on his academic research on climate change, Councillor Hamilton is also an advocate for environmental and climate protections locally and globally.


Basketball, jogging, writing, researching, antiques, and wood refinishing


Councillor Hamilton is married to his partner Katie, and they have one toddler, Hoxton, with another baby on the way (due in December, 2020). He has lived in Ottawa, Montreal, Oxford (UK) and London (UK), and is now thrilled to have settled in Galt and to call Cambridge his permanent home, raising his young family here.