Scott Schoeffel

Proven Leader

Trusted Neighbor

Meet Scott Schoeffel

Serving The Community


Scott Schoeffel is a Southern California native and has been a Dana Point resident in District Two since 1983. First elected to the City Council in November 2008, Scott initially assumed office on December 2, 2008. He served as the City’s Mayor in 2011 and as Mayor Pro Tem in 2010. Scott was re-elected to the City Council in November 2012 and served until December 2016. Before election to the City Council Scott previously served on the Dana Point Planning Commission for close to 12 years and served as Commission Chairman multiple times.  

Scott currently serves as an appointed member of the Board of Directors of CalOptima, Orange County’s managed Medi-Cal public agency that arranges healthcare for over 800,000 county residents and manages an annual agency revenue budget that exceeds $3 Billion.  Scott serves as a member of the CalOptima board’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Experienced Leadership


Scott graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A. in Biological Sciences and went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).  As a California lawyer with over 37 years of experience in land use planning and development, Scott is well trained in understanding the unique governmental, regulatory and financial challenges our city faces as we work to create and maintain a stunning coastal community that is faithful to its character, with happy residents and a robust economy.

Why I am Running for Dana Point City Council

I believe there is a bright future on the horizon for Dana Point.  During my time serving Dana Point residents, I have  invested in our youth by donating my Council-related compensation to support music education in our public schools and to fund annual scholarship awards for excellence in elementary school performance.  When elected I will continue this practice.  Seven years ago, I co-founded the Dana Point Symphony Orchestra and while serving as Mayor, I initiated formation of the Dana Point Arts and Culture Commission which has done so much to bring public art, events and recognition to our town.  But to realize its potential, Dana Point must set itself on the right course.  We need to focus the Council’s collaborative efforts on the issues and solutions that will ensure success.  Our Council needs to find consensus through experience, wisdom, and imagination, rather than division fueled by misleading special interests.  My neighbors in District 2 and throughout the City have urged me to return to the Council.  I believe my vision, qualifications and past achievements can assist greatly in positive city governance and I would be grateful and honored to have your support and vote in November.

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