David (David) Scott (D-USH13)
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Capitol: 202.225.2939
FAX: 202.225.4628
District: 770.210.5073
United States House of Representatives
Room 468 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-1013

Residence: Atlanta, GA
Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Alfredia Aaron   DOB: 6/27/1945
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Agriculture
Co-ChairCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Payments Technology Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional FinTech and Payments Caucus
Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional PCOS Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Forestry
FC MemberCongressional Counterterrorism Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Monetary Policy
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberBipartisan Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Task Force
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Conservation, Research and Biotechnology
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Nutrition, Foreign Agriculture and Horticulture
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Commodity Markets, Digital Assets and Rural Development
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberTextile Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Clayton / Cobb / Douglas / Fayette / Fulton / Henry

State Legislators with Overlapping Districts - 31
Last NameFirstNameDistrictCity
AlexanderKimberlySH 066Hiram
BurnoughRhondaSH 077Riverdale
CummingsTerrySH 039Atlanta
DavenportGailSS 44Jonesboro
DouglasDemetriusSH 078Stockbridge
DraperSairaSH 090Atlanta
DuganMikeSS 30Carrollton
EstevesJasonSS 06Atlanta
GlaizeLydiaSH 067Atlanta
JamesDonzellaSS 35Atlanta
JonesEmanuelSS 10Decatur
JonesSheilaSH 060Atlanta
MathiakKarenSH 074Griffin
McClainDeweySH 109Lilburn
MillerTanyaSH 062Atlanta
MooreAngelaSH 091Decatur
NewKimberlySH 064Atlanta
ParsonsDonSH 044Marietta
PowellAlanSH 033Hartwell
RhettMichaelSS 33Marietta
SchofieldKimSH 063Atlanta
ScottSandraSH 076Rex
SeabaughDevanSH 034Atlanta
SeayValenciaSS 34Riverdale
SmithMichaelSH 041Marietta
StonerDougSH 040Atlanta
StricklandBrianSS 17McDonough
ThomasMandishaSH 065Atlanta
Vacant SH 075Jonesboro
WilkersonDavidSH 038Powder Springs
WilliamsMary FrancesSH 037Marietta


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.