Scott (Scott) Franklin (R-USH15)
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Capitol: 202.225.1252
FAX: 202.225.0585
District: 863.644.8215
Representative
Room 1517 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0915

Residence: Lakeland, FL
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Amy Wood   DOB: 8/23/1964
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Term Limits Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberAir Cargo Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilots Caucus
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Honor and Civility Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberFor Country Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Hillsborough / Polk

Bio

Congressman Scott Franklin serves the citizens of Florida's 15th Congressional District. He is a 20-year veteran in insurance and risk management, having led Lanier Upshaw in Lakeland, FL as President & CEO for 20 years before merging into BKS Partners on January 1, 2020, where he served as Managing Partner. He was elected to Congress in November, 2020 and was sworn in on January 3, 2021.

Scott's first career was as a Naval Aviator, where he flew jets from the decks of 13 aircraft carriers during 26 years of service, including 14 years on active duty, followed by 12 years in the reserves. He had numerous deployments to the Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and North Atlantic, and saw combat operations in the Gulf, Bosnia and Kosovo. He was recalled to active duty twice after 9/11 with U.S. Central Command.

Scott has served in leadership capacities with many community and civic organizations, including chairman of the Florida chapter of Young Presidents Organization (YPO), Lakeland Economic Development Council, Lakeland Rotary Club, and director for the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Sun 'n Fun Fly-In, the Aerospace Center for Excellence, Lakeland Downtown Development Authority, Lakeland International Airport Advisory Board, Central Florida Speech & Hearing Center and the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise at Florida Southern College. He is a graduate of Leadership Florida, Leadership Lakeland, Leadership Polk and the Tampa Bay Partnership's CEO Direct program. Scott served as a Lakeland City Commissioner and Mayor Pro Tem prior to running for Congress.

He is a 1986 graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Scott is also a graduate of the Air Command & Staff College and Wharton's Executive Leadership Development Program.

As a freshman Member of Congress, Scott was appointed to serve on the House Armed Services Committee where he was appointed to the Subcommittee on Intelligence and Special Operations and the Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies, and Information Systems. Scott also sits on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform where he was appointed to the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy and the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.

He and his wife, Amy, have been married 30 years and have three adult children.