Scott Booher's Bio

Scott Booher photoRole: Conceptualizer for the Candle portion of the Politician Truth Ratings project, which is implemented by the Political Persuasion Knowledge Base. Candle "shines a light on the darkness" of low truth literacy.

Nationality: United States. Born and raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, California.

Qualifications: Hoping to help solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges somehow, Scott earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science from Cal Poly, Pomona. He later combined that with his computer skills into a career helping non-profit organizations as a fundraising systems consultant, since 2005.


Reality is too complex for any viable solution to fit into a sound bite, or be addressed by a simple ideology.

One perspective is never enough.

The only way to truly be right, is to discover where you’re wrong, and change your position. This doesn’t take courage, it takes humility.

Let emotions be your engine; Let reason be your rudder.

That they’re lying to you is not the problem, it’s that you believe them.

The unexamined claim is not worth believing.

Scott’s Story – Scott’s early interest in computers and electronics, and his severe introversion and social anxiety, led him to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering at Cal Poly, Pomona. However, the university’s innovative Interdisciplinary General Education program, coupled with his leadership experience in the Civil Air Patrol during his teen years, unlocked a previously unknown passion for people.

After graduating without a clear mission in life, but with a desire to make life better for the human race somehow, he served time in local school districts as a substitute teacher, lived in Germany for a year, and then toiled away in corporate America. The most recent corporate experience was as a trainer/consultant for a company that creates software for non-profit organizations. Since then, he has alternately worked as an independent consultant and employee of non-profits supporting that software.

Scott has had a lifelong penchant for problem-solving. That, along with his interest in helping people and his distaste for corrupt political culture, led him to consider ways to help the general public make better decisions regarding public policy.  In 2016, while searching online for anyone using root cause analysis to address social problems, he found and was immediately hooked!