|Virginia House of Delegates District 30|
|2004 - Present|
|January 13, 2016|
|Years in position||9|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Next election||November 3, 2015|
|Place of birth||Culpeper, VA|
Scott received his B.S. in animal science from Virginia Tech in 1987. Scott currently works as Manager of Retail Operations for Culpeper Farmers' Cooperative Farm & Home Center. He has previously worked as Director of Government Affairs for the Virginia Agribusiness Council and in sales and management at the CFC Farm & Home Center.
In the 2012-2013 session, Scott served on the following committees:
- Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources, Vice Chair
- Science and Technology
In the 2010-2011 session, Scott served on the following committees:
- Subcommittee #3, Chair
- Subcommittee #4
- Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee
- Chesapeake Subcommittee, Chair
- Science and Technology
- Subcommittee #1
- General Laws
- Professions/Occupations and Administrative Process Subcommittee
- HB 2070 Classroom placement of twins or multiples; school board to develop policies to allow parental input.
- HB 2178 Possession of ammunition by convicted felons; prohibited.
- HB 2179 Trials; credit for time spent in confinement discretionary with court.
Scott’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott understands that government doesn’t create jobs, but can create a pro-business environment in which the private sector can flourish. By incentivizing job creators and attracting businesses to the Commonwealth, Virginia has seen over 150,000 net new jobs since January of 2010."
- Improving Education for Our Children
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott supported efforts in the 2013 General Assembly session to fund a pay raise for teachers and support staff and to create a strategic compensation plan that allows local leaders to reward teachers who meet locally established strategic goals. He strongly believes that accountability and reform will be successful for our students so long as the state provides its fair share of funding."
- Reducing Congestion and Building Roads
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott is recognized by his colleagues for his work to improve Virginia’s revenue-sharing program for highway construction, a key element of transportation progress in our region."
Excerpt: "The Affordable Care Act is creating very challenging decisions for state government as well as the private sector. This year’s budget requires reforms of how we provide Medicaid services to reduce costs and prevent fraud. Medicaid is the fastest growing item in the state budget and cost controls are needed before it can be expanded. If the federal government will work with Virginia to implement innovative new programs, we will lower costs and improve patient health."
- Taxes and Spending
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott has worked to make Virginia’s budget more structurally balanced, minimized state debt and set aside additional money for the Rainy Day Fund. Since 2007, a balanced budget has been passed every year, while cutting $7 billion from the state budget. Delegate Scott has presented and supported bills that assist the smaller businesses of our communities while continuing to promote central Virginia’s culture and encourage competition throughout the state."
Scott's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Keeping Taxes Low for all Virginians
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott’s work for local Virginia and concern for consumers is second to none. He has presented and supported bills that assist the smaller businesses of our communities while continuing to promote central Virginia’s culture and encourage competition throughout the state."
- Supporting Agriculture and Small Business
Excerpt: "Delegate Scott understands that small businesses are the core of the economy of the 30th District and the Commonwealth. In the 2008 General Assembly session, he carried successful legislation (HB 728) to make it easier for small businesses and the insurance agents who serve them to shop for health insurance. Agriculture is also a significant contributor to our local economy and remains a major land use. Delegate Scott’s efforts to assist new and growing farm wineries (HB 1399, 2008 and HB 2071, 2009) are part of his commitment to Virginia agribusiness."
- Protecting Our Traditional Family Values
Excerpt: "While in Richmond, Delegate Scott consistently champions the family values we all share. He respects the sanctity of marriage, continues to vote for responsible pro-life legislation and supports responsible safety in homes, schools, and on our highways. During his second term, Delegate Scott sponsored legislation that keeps our children safe on the road and improves school bus safety . This year he carried successful legislation (HB 2070) to give the parents of twins or multiples input into classroom placement decisions."
- Reducing Congestion and Building Roads
Excerpt: "In both regular sessions and special sessions, Delegate Scott has supported efforts for comprehensive and innovative transportation solutions, including funding for rail and transit. Delegate Scott is recognized by his colleagues for his work to improve Virginia’s revenue-sharing program for highway construction, a key element of transportation progress in our region."
- Defending the Virginia State Constitution
Excerpt: "In his second term, Delegate Scott voted in favor of restricting the government’s ability to confiscate land under eminent domain thereby increasing the rights of property owners. He supported efforts addressing the challenge of illegal immigration in a practical yet forceful manner including co-patroning legislation which would make federal illegal alien status unlawful in Virginia. In the 2008 session, he co-patroned legislation (HB 470) to give local governments additional tools to deal with loitering in the rights of way of highways."
Scott's answers to the Virginia State Legislative Election 2003 National Political Awareness Test are available. When asked his top priorities, he stated, "My highest priority is to eliminate the estate tax in Virginia. This tax unfairly penalizes family farms and small businesses that are the backbone of our economy. This should be a key element to restructuring the Commonwealth's Tax Code. Secondly, I will work to maintain a positive regulatory climate in order to attract new businesses & grow our existing business base."
Scott won re-election in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 30. Scott ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary. He defeated Traci Dippert (D) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||Ed Scott Incumbent||63.3%||14,061|
Incumbent Ed Scott (R) first took office about a decade ago, and was considered relatively safe in this rural district that gave presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R) 56 percent of the vote in 2012 and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) 68 percent of the vote in 2009. Scott ran unopposed in 2011, and only had third-party opposition in 2009. Democrats, including the group Democracy for America, appeared to rally around teacher and Democratic activist Dippert, who matched Scott's fundraising through mid-September 2013. However, Dippert's fundraising base was relatively narrow, and this district was pushed beyond the reach of Democrats.
In 2009, Scott was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Matt Carson in the General Election. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 30 (2009)|
|Ed Scott (R)||15,959|
|Matt Carson (I)||5,154|
In 2011, Scott received $79,747 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ed Scott's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association||$4,500|
|Omega Protein Inc||$2,000|
|Weslee Investments LP||$2,000|
|Alpha Natural Resources||$2,000|
|Total Raised in 2011||$79,747|
The top five donors to Scott's 2009 campaign:
|Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc||$5,500|
|Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assoc||$2,750|
|Alpha Natural Resources||$2,000|
|Virginia Assoc of Realtors||$2,000|
Scott and his wife, Pauline, have one child.
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- Del. Scott to head 2014 House Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources ... - The Daily Progress
- Support groups in the area are ready to assist you in many ways - TriCities.com
- First Read Flash: Budget breakthrough? - MSNBC
- 23 members of Congress attending Mandela memorial service in S. Africa - Washington Post (blog)
- Suffolk delegate to head House Appropriations Committee - Richmond Times Dispatch
- Woodrow Wilson, Stud Muffin - New York Times
- Debutantes are decking the halls - The Advocate
- Christmas Bureau's 2013 goal seems distant - The Spokesman Review
- Hillsborough real estate transactions for Dec. 8 - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Strong Jobs Report Could Mean Bad News For Unemployment Benefits - Huffington Post
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- Campaign website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Scott
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Candidate Facebook page
- Candidate LinkedIn page
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- State Surge - legislative and voting track record
- ↑ Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- ↑ Delegate Ed Scott, "Issues," accessed August 29, 2013
- ↑ Project Vote Smart - Delegate Scott Issue Positions
- ↑ Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- ↑ VPAP, "House of Delegates District 30," accessed October 3, 2013
- ↑ Culpeper Star Exponent, "Campaign donations close in District 30 race,' September 18, 2013
- ↑ Democracy for America, "Dippert for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013
- ↑ Virginia State Board of Elections - November 2011 General Election Official Results
- ↑ Virginia House of Delegates 2009 General Election Results
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2009 Campaign Contributions
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