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Scott is running for re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|Virginia House of Delegates]] District 30.  Scott ran unopposed in the June 11th Republican Primary.  The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
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Scott won re-election in the [[State legislative elections, 2013|2013 election]] for [[Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013|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.<ref>[http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=HOD&map=CTY  ''Virginia Board of Elections,'' “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates]]''
Incumbent Scott first took office about a decade ago, and may be relatively safe in this rural district that gave presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) 56 percent of the vote in 2012 and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|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 [[Traci Dippert]], who matched Scott's fundraising through mid-September 2013. However, Dippert's fundraising base was relatively narrow, and this district may be beyond the reach of Democrats.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/101 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 30," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/local_news/campaign-donations-close-in-district-race/article_3e3e381c-1fcb-11e3-afde-0019bb30f31a.html '' Culpeper Star Exponent'', "Campaign donations close in District 30 race,' September 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2845-dippert-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Dippert for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
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Incumbent [[Ed Scott]] ([[Republican|R]]) first took office about a decade ago, and was considered relatively safe in this rural district that gave presidential candidate [[Mitt Romney]] ([[Republican|R]]) 56 percent of the vote in 2012 and [[Governor of Virginia|Governor]] [[Bob McDonnell]] ([[Republican|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.<ref>[http://www.vpap.org/elections/district/101 ''VPAP'', "House of Delegates District 30," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/local_news/campaign-donations-close-in-district-race/article_3e3e381c-1fcb-11e3-afde-0019bb30f31a.html '' Culpeper Star Exponent'', "Campaign donations close in District 30 race,' September 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://democracyforamerica.com/campaigns/2845-dippert-for-delegate ''Democracy for America'', "Dippert for Delegate," accessed October 3, 2013]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 16:11, 12 December 2013

Ed Scott
Ed Scott.jpg
Virginia House of Delegates District 30
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 13, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/year
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 5, 2013
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
Personal
Birthday08/06/1965
Place of birthCulpeper, VA
ProfessionRetail Manager
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Edward T. "Ed" Scott is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Biography

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.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

In the 2012-2013 session, Scott served on the following committees:

2010-2011

In the 2010-2011 session, Scott served on the following committees:

Issues

2010-2011

  • 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.[1]

Campaign themes

2013

Scott’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Jobs

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."

  • Healthcare

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."

2011

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."

2003

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."[3]

Elections

2013

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

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.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEd Scott Incumbent 63.3% 14,061
     Democratic Traci Dippert 36.5% 8,112
     Other Write-in 0.2% 37
Total Votes 22,210

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

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.[5][6][7]

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Scott won re-election to District 30 of the Virginia House of Delegates. He was uncontested in the August 23 primary and ran unopposed in the November 8 general election.[8]

2009

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Scott was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Matt Carson in the General Election. [9]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 30 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ed Scott (R) 15,959
Matt Carson (I) 5,154

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Scott received $79,747 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ed Scott's campaign in 2011
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Association$4,500
Dominion$4,000
Omega Protein Inc$2,000
Weslee Investments LP$2,000
Alpha Natural Resources$2,000
Total Raised in 2011 $79,747

2009

The top five donors to Scott's 2009 campaign:[11]

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Automobile & Truck Dealers Assoc $5,500
Virginia Beer Wholesalers Assoc $2,750
Dominion $2,500
Alpha Natural Resources $2,000
Virginia Assoc of Realtors $2,000

Personal

Scott and his wife, Pauline, have one child.

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