Scott Randall Baugh (born July 4, 1962) is a Republican U.S. politician, who served in the California State Assembly from 1995–2000, representing the 67th District in coastal Orange County, which included Huntington Beach, Cypress, Fountain Valley, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, Westminster, Rossmoor, Sunset Beach, Surfside, and Midway City.
Born in Redding, California as the fourth of Helen and Cason Baugh's five sons, Baugh earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1984 at Liberty University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He then earned his Juris Doctor in 1987 at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where he finished fifth in a class of 200. He then became an attorney in Huntington Beach, California.
In November 1995, Baugh was elected to the Assembly upon the recall of Assembly Speaker Doris Allen a Republican.
The campaign was marred by the fact that one of his opponents, Democrat Laurie Campbell, had actually been recruited by GOP leaders to challenge Baugh’s popular Democratic opponent, Linda Moulton-Patterson. Maureen Werft(R) Chief of Staff to Assemblyman Baugh, staff Richard Martin(R), and aide Jeffrey Christopher Gibson(R), (who had also managed the recall election of the Republican Assemblywoman Doris Allen), as well as Mark Richard Denny(R), an aide to Assembly Speaker Curt Pringle(R) who admitted that he illegally circulated nominating petitions for candidate Campbell, aided by Rhonda Carmony(R), Campaign Manager and wife to US Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). All pled guilty to falsification of documents and other charges, though Baugh himself was not charged.
Baugh served as the Assembly Republican Leader from 1999 until 2000 when term limits forced him out of the Assembly in 2000.
In 2004, Baugh was elected Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County.
In March 2007, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, seeking the GOP nod for president in 2008, announced that Scott Baugh would serve as a member of his California statewide finance committee.
Baugh lives in Huntington Beach with his wife, Wendy, and son, Jackson.