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{{tnr}}'''David A. Scott''' (b. June 27, 1946) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Scott was elected by voters from [[Georgia's 13th congressional district]]. He was re-elected in November 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
 
{{tnr}}'''David A. Scott''' (b. June 27, 1946) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]]. Scott was elected by voters from [[Georgia's 13th congressional district]]. He was re-elected in November 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scott is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]".<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/david_scott/400363 ''Gov Track'' "Scott" Accessed May 15, 2012]</ref>
 
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
 
Scott was born in Aynor, [[South Carolina]] and attended elementary school in Scranton, [[Pennsylvania]], Junior High School in Scarsdale, [[New York]], and High School in Daytona Beach, [[Florida]]. He received his BA degree with honors from [[Florida]] A&M University in 1967. He received his MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of [[Pennsylvania]] in 1969.<ref name="biography"> [http://davidscott.house.gov/biography/ ''Congressman David Scott'' "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
 
Scott was born in Aynor, [[South Carolina]] and attended elementary school in Scranton, [[Pennsylvania]], Junior High School in Scarsdale, [[New York]], and High School in Daytona Beach, [[Florida]]. He received his BA degree with honors from [[Florida]] A&M University in 1967. He received his MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of [[Pennsylvania]] in 1969.<ref name="biography"> [http://davidscott.house.gov/biography/ ''Congressman David Scott'' "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011] </ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scott is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic follower]]," as of June 14, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/david_scott/400363 ''Gov Track'' "Scott" Accessed June 14, 2013]</ref>
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Revision as of 14:08, 14 June 2013

David Scott
David Scott.jpg
U.S. House, Georgia, District 13
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2003-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,871,875
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Georgia House of Representatives
1974-1982
Georgia State Senate
1983-2002
Education
Bachelor'sFlorida A&M University
Master'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
Personal
BirthdayJune 27, 1946
Place of birthAynor, South Carolina
ProfessionAdvertising Executive
Net worth$383,001
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
David A. Scott (b. June 27, 1946) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Scott was elected by voters from Georgia's 13th congressional district. He was re-elected in November 2012.[1]

Biography

Scott was born in Aynor, South Carolina and attended elementary school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Junior High School in Scarsdale, New York, and High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his BA degree with honors from Florida A&M University in 1967. He received his MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania in 1969.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Scott serves on the following committees:[3]

  • Agriculture Committee
    • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management (Ranking member)
    • Subcommittee on Livestock, Rural Development and Credit
  • Financial Services Committee
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises

2011-2012

Scott served on the following committees:[4]

Issues

Specific votes

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Scott voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.[5]

Elections

2012

See also: Georgia's 13th congressional district elections, 2012

Scott ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Georgia's 13th District. He was re-elected on the Democratic ticket. The signature filing deadline was May 25, 2012, with the primary on July 31, 2012. Scott was unopposed in the primary and went on to win the general election November 6, 2012.[6]

U.S. House, Georgia District 13 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Scott Incumbent 71.7% 201,988
     Republican S. Malik 28.3% 79,550
Total Votes 281,538
Source: Georgia Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Scott is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Scott raised a total of $6,871,875 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 5, 2013.[11]

David Scott (Georgia)'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $976,668
2010 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $862,262
2008 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,435,970
2006 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,218,679
2004 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,092,033
2002 U.S. House (Georgia, District 13) Won $1,286,263
Grand Total Raised $6,871,875

2012

Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $976,668 and spent $845,674.[12]

2010

Breakdown of the source of Scott's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Scott won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scott's campaign committee raised a total of $862,262 and spent $811,744 .[13]

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Scott is a "moderate Democratic follower," as of June 14, 2013.[14]

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Scott missed 149 of 7,661 roll call votes from Jan 2003 to Mar 2013. This amounts to 1.9%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[15]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scott paid his congressional staff a total of $,1057,700 in 2011. He ranks 107th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 107th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Georgia ranks 24th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[16]

Staff bonuses

According to an analysis by CNN, Scott was one of nearly 25 percent of House members who gave their staff bonuses in 2012. Scott's staff was given an apparent $4,000.00 in bonus money.[17]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Scott's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$248,997 and $1,014,999. That averages to $383,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth did not change from 2010.[18]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Scott's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-248,997 and $1,014,999. That averages to $383,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.[19]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Scott ranked 133rd in the liberal rankings in 2012.[20]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Scott ranked 143rd in the liberal rankings.[21]

Voting with party

2013

David Scott voted with the Democratic Party 95.1 of the time, which ranked 85 among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[22]

Recent news

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Personal

Scott married to the former Alfredia Aaron and has two daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

External links


References

  1. Politico "2012 House Race Results"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Congressman David Scott "Biography" Accessed October 28, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Congressman David Scott "Committees" Accessed October 28, 2011
  5. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  6. Georgia Secretary of State "2012 Primary Results"
  7. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  8. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  9. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  10. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  11. Open Secrets "David Scott" Accessed April 5, 2013
  12. Open Secrets "David Scott 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013
  13. Open Secrets "David Kerry 2008 Election Cycle," Accessed October 2011
  14. Gov Track "Scott" Accessed June 14, 2013
  15. GovTrack, "David Scott," Accessed April 1, 2013
  16. LegiStorm "David Scott"
  17. CNN Politics, "Congressional bonuses in a time of cuts," accessed March 8, 2013
  18. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott (D-GA), 2011"
  19. OpenSecrets.org, "Scott, (D-Georgia), 2010"
  20. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 27, 2013
  21. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  22. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
Political offices
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U.S. House of Representatives - Georgia, District 13
2003–present
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Georgia State Senate
1983-2002
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Georgia House of Representatives
1974-1982
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