Scott Garrett attended until 1981, the Montclair State University. After a subsequent law degree from the Law School of Rutgers University in Camden and its made in 1984 admitted to the bar he began to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1990 and 2002 he was a member of the New Jersey General Assembly.
In the congressional elections of 2002, Garrett was the fifth electoral district of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded Marge Roukema took on 3 January 2003, he was still inferior in the primaries in 1998 and 2000. After the previous four elections he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. He is a member of the Budget Committee and the Finance Committee and in two sub-committees.
Garrett is considered a conservative Republican congressman. In his time as a congressman of the Iraq war and the military mission in Afghanistan fell. In 2010, he was confirmed by 65 % of the vote. Scott Garrett is married and lives privately in Wantage.
Garrett supports the teaching of intelligent design in schools alongside the theory of evolution.