California (District: 52)
Scott H. Peters (born June 17, 1958) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American politician who has been the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">United States Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_52nd_congressional_district">California’s 52nd congressional district since 2013. He is a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_Party_(United_States)">Democrat. The district includes coastal and central portions of the city of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego">San Diego, as well as the suburbs of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poway,_California">Poway and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronado,_California">Coronado.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Peters_(politician)#cite_note-3">
Peters previously served two terms on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Diego_City_Council">San Diego City Council from 2000 to 2008, and he was the first person to hold the post of President of the City Council (2006–2008). He also served as a Commissioner for the Unified http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_of_San_Diego">Port of San Diego before becoming a member of Congress.
He is currently a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology. Among his top priorities in Congress are serving our nation’s veterans population, fostering the nascent innovation and biosciences economy in our country and in San Diego, and promoting sustainable ways to address our country’s energy policies.
Congressman Peters is a former San Diego City Council President and Chairman of the San Diego Port Commission.
He is a longtime resident of the La Jolla neighborhood in San Diego, where he lives with his wife. They have a son and a daughter.