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also known as James Austin Scott

United States representative , politician , member of the Georgia House of Representatives

Austin Scott, United States Representative from Georgia, former state legislator. Chartered Life Underwriter The American College, 1995, Chartered Financial Consultant The American College, 1995, RHU The American College, 2000. Member of National Rifle Association (life), National Association Insurance Finance Advisers.

Background

Scott's father, Dr. Jim Scott, is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother, Becky, is a teacher in the public school system.

Education

Scott graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance.

Career

He also passed the Series 7 Exam. Scott is president of The Southern Group, LLC and a partner in Lockett Station Group, LLC. Representative Scott was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives at the age of 26. He was the chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee.

He also served on the Appropriations, Rules, and Ways and Means Committee, where he was the chairman of the Public Policy Subcommittee. The District consists of Tift and Turner counties. 2010 election Scott challenged Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall for Georgia's eighth congressional district.

He defeated Marshall in the general election on November 2, 2010, 53% to Marshall's 47%. Scott originally planned to campaign for Governor of Georgia, announcing his campaign in January 2009. He made headlines for walking more than 1,000 miles around the state in his "Walk of Georgia", introducing a bill to abolish tolls on Georgia 400, and leading the charge in pressuring Georgia State Attorney General Thurbert Baker to file a lawsuit against the Federal government over the controversial health care reform bill passed in March 2010.

In April 2010, Scott withdrew from the race for Governor to instead run for U.S. Congress. In 2010 Scott signed a pledge sponsored by Americans for Prosperity promising to vote against any Global Warming legislation that would raise taxes. 2012 election The Georgia General Assembly redrew the 8th after the 2010 census.

Notably, most of Macon and surrounding Bibb County (except for a sliver in the north) were drawn into the neighboring 2nd District. Macon had been the heart of the 8th and its predecessors for more than a century. To make up for the loss of population, the General Assembly pushed the 8th all the way to the Florida border, adding Thomasville and most of Valdosta from the old 2nd.

The old 8th already had a significant Republican lean, with a Cook Partisan Voting Index of R+10. However, the new 8th has a CPVI of R+15, making it the 11th most Republican district in the Eastern Time Zone and one of the most Republican districts in the country. Scott was unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

Committee assignments Committee on Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee on Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Subcommittee on Readiness Subcommittee on Strategic Forces Republican Study Committee Caucus Congressional Cement Caucus.

Achievements

  • American Cancer Society's Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award (2003, 2004)\r\nGeorgia Association of Emergency Medical Services Star of Life Legislative Award (2007, 2008).

Politics

The diversity inside the Church should be respected and supported. Open debate within the Church on certain political and social issues should be encouraged.

Views

Some personalities are difficult to manage, especially if they are prone to despair. Do not give up on a search of the paths of God, and the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for will be received.

Membership

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors\r\nCoastal Plains Chapter of the American Red CrossNational Rifle Association.

Connections

Married Vivian Scott. 1 child Wells.

father:
Jim Scott

mother:
Becky Scott

spouse:
Vivian Scott

child:
Wells Scott