Scott (Scott) Franklin (R-USH18)
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Capitol: 202.225.1252
FAX: 202.226.0585
District: 863.644.8215
Room 249 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0918

Residence: Lakeland, FL
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Amy Wood   DOB: 8/23/1964
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Buy American Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity
FC MemberHouse Agriculture Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Honor and Civility Caucus
FC MemberAir Cargo Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Term Limits Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pilots Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Legislative Branch
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
MemberHouse Committee on Veterans' Affairs
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
FC MemberFor Country Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Martin / Palm Beach / St. Lucie


Congressman Scott Franklin serves the citizens of Florida's 18th 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 first elected to Congress in 2020 and was recently sworn in for a second term on January 3, 2023.

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.

In his second term in Congress, Scott was appointed to serve on the House Appropriations Committee where he was appointed to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Legislative Branch Subcommittees. Scott also sits on the House Veterans Affairs Committee where he was appointed to the Subcommittees on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs and Economic Opportunity. He also serves on the House Science, Space and Technology Committee and sits on the Research and Technology Subcommittee. In 2023, Speaker McCarthy appointed Scott to sit on the Naval Academy Board of Visitors.

He and his wife, Amy, have been married 32 years and have three adult children.