Amy Scarton is the Assistant Secretary for Community and Economic Development at the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). Amy oversees the majority of WSDOT’s modal divisions, including Public Transportation, Freight, Aviation, Rail, Local Programs, and Multimodal Planning. Amy represents WSDOT on a variety of boards and commissions, including the Transportation Investment Board, the Puget Sound Regional Council, and the Sound Transit Board.
Amy brings extensive experience in the field of transportation policy, having spent a decade and a half in Washington, DC in a variety of legislative and administrative appointments. From 2011 to 2013, she was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation where she worked for Secretary Ray LaHood. Prior to USDOT, she was with the U.S. House of Representatives as Majority Counsel for the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, under Chairman James Oberstar. She has also served as a Chief of Staff at the U.S. Surface Transportation Board and as a policy advisor to Congressman Earl Blumenauer.
Amy has both a law degree and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University. She lives in Seattle with her husband and their two daughters who love spending time exploring the outdoors.