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Tim Scott

AKA Timothy Eugene Scott

Born: 19-Sep-1965
Birthplace: North Charleston, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Christian [1]
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from South Carolina

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.

Appointed to the US Senate by Gov. Nikki Haley in 2013, succeeding Jim DeMint.


[1] Seacoast Church, Mount Pleasant, SC, a non-denominational Christian congregation.

Father: Ben Scott, Sr.
Mother: Frances

    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

Official Website:
http://timscott.house.gov/


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