Deputy District Attorney
2000 Cerro Coso Graduate
"I consider it a privilege to serve the citizens of Ridgecrest as a Deputy District Attorney," said Scott Garver a 2000 graduate of Cerro Coso Community College. "It is my mission to passionately advocate for victims of crime while respecting the rights of the accused," he continued.
Garver joined the Navy at the age of 19, and spent four and a half years in Aviation Ordnance. He served two tours in the Persian Gulf onboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. Honorably discharged in 1997, he went back to college and attended one semester at College of the Sequoias prior to transferring to Cerro Coso in 1998.
A 2000 graduate of Cerro Coso Community College with a double major in History and Social Science, he was in the first graduating class of the college's Honors Program. Continuing his educational pursuit, Garver transferred to UCLA and commuted twice a week from Ridgecrest, graduating cum laude in 2002 with a Bachelors in History. While attending UCLA he spent one quarter in Washington, DC, as an intern in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer.
President Barack Obama said "change will not come if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Garver encourages college students to pick a cause they are passionate about and "go out and be that change."
Garver is a 2006 graduate of Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, and passed the bar on his first try.
Since 2006 he has served as a Kern County Deputy District Attorney prosecuting local cases from DUIs to serious and violent felonies. He also teaches Political Science classes part-time for Cerro Coso.
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