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Jim Scott
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Virginia House of Delegates District 53
In office
1992 - Present
Term ends
January 2012
Base salary$17,640/day
Per diem$135/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 3, 2009
First elected1991
Next generalNovember 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth06/11/1938
Place of birthGalax, VA
ReligionUnited Church of Christ
Office website
Personal website
Jim Scott is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 53 since 1992.

Christopher Merola is the son on Italian immigrants, whose lives were saved by the US Army during WW II. He is a new media consultant that has worked for two Republican Members of Congress.

Scott currently works as a consultant on community affairs for Inova Health System. He has previously served on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Northern Virginia Planning District Commission.[1]

Issue positions

For all of 2009, and currently in 2010, the "Issues" and "Community Service" sections of Scott's official website have been blank. Scott's Republican challenger, Christopher Merola, took issue with Scott's apathetic approach to updating his own web site pages. There is a label on the pages that claims they are "under construction."

Committee assignments

2010-2012 committees:

  • HB 2380 Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits use of text messaging while driving certain vehicles.
  • HB 2382 Governor's Advisory Board for National and Community Service; established.
  • HB 2668 Fair Housing Law; unlawful discrimination when based on sexual orientation.[2]



See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2011

Scott is running for re-election to the District 53 seat of the Virginia House of Delegates. He is unopposed in the August 23 primary and the November 8 general election.


See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2009

In 2009, Scott was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Christopher Merola in the General Election. [3]

Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 53 (2009)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Scott (D) 13,022
(R) 8,173

Campaign donors


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

Contributor 2009 total
Democratic Party of Virginia $12,131
Jim Scott $10,000
West*Group $4,126
John M. Toups $3,000
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors $3,000

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