Insurance salesman and state legislator elected to US Congress in 2010, succeeding Henry Brown, who did not run. Conservative "Tea Party" Republican; anti-abortion rights, anti-gay rights, pro-gun rights. Campaigned urging substantial tax cuts, reduced government, and repeal of 2010 health care reform. With Allen West, he was the first black Republican in Congress since J. C. Watts retired in 2003. Seacoast Church, Mount Pleasant, SC, a non-denominational Christian congregation.
Father: Ben Scott, Sr.
High School: R. B. Stall High School, Charleston, SC (1983)
University: Presbyterian College (attended, 1983-84)
University: BA Political Science, Charleston Southern University (1988)
US Senator, South Carolina (2013-)
US Congressman, South Carolina 1st (2011-13)
South Carolina State House of Representatives 117th (2009-10)
South Carolina State Official Charleston County Council (1995-96, 1998-08, as Chairman, 2007-08)
Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC Partner
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce (2007-08)
Committee to Elect Lindsey Graham