W. Scott Jorgensen began his career as an award-winning small-town newspaper reporter for various publications throughout Oregon, including the Estacada News. He was also a news director and talk show host for the Grants Pass Broadcasting Corporation and a field organizer for a successful statewide ballot measure campaign in 2012.
His first book, Transition, was released in 2013 and details the ways in which young Americans are rising to positions of leadership despite the challenges of the Great Recession. In 2014, he released his second book, Conversations with Atiyeh, featuring transcripts of interviews he conducted with former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh prior to his passing last year.
Jorgensen has worked in the Oregon House of Representatives and currently works in the Oregon Senate. He lives in Wilsonville with his wife and children.