David (David) Scott (D-USH13)
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District FAX: 770.432.5813
Representative
United States House of Representatives
Room 225 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1013

Residence: Atlanta, GA
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Alfredia Aaron   DOB: 6/27/1945
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit
Co-ChairCongressional Payments Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional FinTech and Payments Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional PCOS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
Co-ChairCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Financial Institutions
MemberHouse Task Force on Financial Technology
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets
MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
MemberHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberBlue Dog Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Clayton / Cobb / Douglas / Fayette / Fulton / Henry

Bio

In 2002, David Scott was elected to the United States Congress. He is currently in his ninth term representing Georgia's Thirteenth Congressional District. He began his public service by being elected to the Georgia General Assembly in 1974.

In Congress, David Scott is a strong voice for jobs, healthcare, education, our veterans, our children, and transportation. He serves on the Financial Services Committee, Agriculture Committee, and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. He has authored several laws including student loan repayment assistance for law students who become public prosecutors and defenders so that top attorneys will be attracted to public service. Congressman Scott secured $80 million in funding in the 2018 Farm Bill for agriculture-focused scholarships at the 19 Historically Black 1890's Land-Grant Colleges and Universities across the country. He also recognized the importance of Fathers by adding Father's Day to the U.S. Flag Code as a day of special significance. He bridged political gridlock to achieve National Heritage Area designation for the Arabia Mountain in metro Atlanta.

Respect for veterans is important to Congressman Scott. As a Member of the Financial Services Committee, Congressman Scott has stood with homeowners and neighborhoods during the financial crisis. He worked to enact the program to provide struggling homeowners who are unemployed with up to 18 months mortgage assistance. He also helped create the mortgage assistance program Home Assistance Mortgage Program (HAMP), the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), and the Making Home Affordable Program. As a Member of the Agriculture Committee Congressman Scott recognizes that Georgia's largest industry is agriculture and he fights to protect the interests of Georgia's farmers, ranchers, and food processors. As a Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Congressman Scott supports a strong American military and robust foreign policy and has demonstrated a firm commitment to America's relationships abroad particularly, with Israel and our NATO allies. Congressman David Scott spearheads a wide range of local initiatives that benefit his constituents. Congressman David Scott has chaired the Georgia State Society and the Georgia 2013 Inaugural Ball. He sits on the board of the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy at UGA. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha (Beta Nu), a Mason and a Member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc. He received a "Trumpet Award" in 2008, the Urban League's "Congressional Leadership Award" in 2010, has been recognized by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential Georgians" and named on James Magazine's list of "Most Influential" Georgians.

David Scott was born on June 27, 1945 on a farm in Aynor, South Carolina to Mamie Polite Scott and Albert James Scott. Soon after he was born, David's mother and father moved up north to take work as live-in domestics for wealthy families, leaving David in the care of his maternal grandparents, Helen and James Burroughs, on the farm.

At age 5, David Scott was relocated to Scranton, Pennsylvania where he lived with his paternal grandparents, Minnie and Charles Scott. At age 10, his paternal grandmother died and David was moved back to the care of his maternal grandmother on the farm in South Carolina for one year.

Then at age 11, David Scott was relocated to Scarsdale, New York where his parents found another job as live-in domestics for a wealthy family. At age 13, David moved with his parents to Daytona Beach, Florida where they bought a home and his father started a garbage collection business. David Scott graduated with honors from Campbell High School in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1963.

David Scott received several academic scholarships and attended Florida A&M University where he earned his BA degree and graduated with honors in 1967. During the summers of his junior and senior years at FAMU, David was selected to serve as a management intern in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Labor Management Relations in Washington, D.C. Upon graduation, he was awarded scholarships to the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and he earned his MBA degree with honors in 1969.

Upon earning his MBA from Wharton, David Scott moved to Atlanta, Georgia and started his own advertising business, Dayn-Mark Advertising. David Scott began his political career in 1972 by working on Andrew Young's successful congressional campaign. In 1974, he was elected as a Georgia State Representative, where he served from 1975 to 1982. In 1982, David Scott was elected as a Georgia State Senator, where he served from 1983 to 2002. In the Senate, he successfully passed several major laws including a moment of silence for reflection or prayer in Georgia's public schools. David Scott is married to Alfredia Aaron Scott. Their family includes two daughters, Dayna and Marcye; two grandchildren, Kimani and Kaylin; a son-in-law Kwame; and brother-in-law and good friend Hank Aaron. David Scott is the son of a minister and a man of strong faith who loves the Lord. He regularly gives guest sermons in area churches.








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