Ed Scott

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Ed Scott
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Virginia House of Delegates District 30
Incumbent
In office
2004 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$17,640/day
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVirginia Tech
Personal
Birthday08/06/1965
Place of birthCulpeper, VA
ProfessionRetail Manager
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Ed Scott is a Republican member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 30 since 2004.

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. Scott received his B.S. in animal science from Virginia Tech in 1987.

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • 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]

Elections

2011

See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Scott is running for re-election to the District 30 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.

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. [2]

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

Issues

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."

Issue positions

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]

Campaign donors

2009

The top 5 donors to Scott's 2009 campaign:[4]

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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Preceded by
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Virginia House of Delegates District 30
2004–present
Succeeded by
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