Committee Assignments: Energy and Natural Resources, Commerce, HELP, Small Business, Aging
Contacts: Chief of Staff: Joe McKeown Deputy COS: Jennifer DeCasper Legislative Director: Kimberly Wallner
Experience: Prior to being appointed to the Senate by Governor Nikki Haley to complete Sen. DeMint’s term, Senator Scott served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011-2013, where he was a member of House leadership and sat on the House Rules Committee. He also served on Charleston County Council for 13 years, including four terms as Chair and in the South Carolina House of Representatives for two years where he was elected Chairman of the Freshman Caucus and House Whip. He was the owner of Tim Scott Allstate and partner of Pathway Real Estate Group.
Importance: As the only African American serving in the US Senate and the first from the Deep South in more than a century, Senator Scott will garner significant media attention even before he begins legislating. He is an affable yet fierce advocate for fiscal restraint and free market principles. He is a supporter of expanded energy production and with seats on both the Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, he is well positioned to help advance legislation allowing for expanded offshore development on the Atlantic coast.