Scott T. McAdams (born October 10, 1970) is an Alaskan politician. He has served as a school board member and mayor of Sitka, Alaska and came in third against Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 US senator's race after running for and winning the Democratic Party's nomination for the United States Senate seat held by Lisa Murkowski.
McAdams was born in Orange, California. He moved to Petersburg, Alaska in 1977 at age 7 and grew up there. He left Alaska during his high school years, but came back to Petersburg, eventually settling in Sitka. McAdams graduated from Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka with a bachelor's degree in education.
McAdams went on leave without pay from his job as director of Sitka Community Schools, part of the Sitka School District, while he campaigned for the U.S. Senate seat. He began work for the school district in October 2009, after working as the supervisor of protection and visitors service at the Sheldon Jackson Museum.
McAdams served six years on the Sitka School Board. He served as the board's president from 2005 to 2008 and served a term as the president of the Association of Alaska School Boards. McAdams was elected to a two-year term as the