|Virginia House of Delegates District 53|
|1992 - Present|
|January 8, 2014|
|Years in position||22|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill|
|Master's||University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, George Mason University|
|Place of birth||Galax, VA|
|Religion||United Church of Christ|
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.
Scott earned his B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1960, his M.A. in English from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 1965, and his M.P.A. from George Mason University in 1982.
In the 2012-2013 session, Scott served on the following committees:
In the 2010-2011 session, Scott served on the following committees:
- Privileges and Elections
- Elections Subcommittee
- Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee
- Higher Education Subcommittee
- Technology Oversight and Government Activities Subcommittee
- Transportation Subcommittee
- Militia, Police and Public Safety
- Subcommittee #3
- 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.
In 2009, Scott was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Christopher Merola in the General Election. 
|Virginia House of Delegates General Election, District 53 (2009)|
|Jim Scott (D)||13,022|
In 2011, Scott received $82,605 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Virginia House of Delegates 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Jim Scott's campaign in 2011|
|Virginia Democratic Party||$10,939|
|Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association||$3,000|
|Young, Robert A||$2,500|
|Total Raised in 2011||$82,605|
The top 5 donors to Scott's 2009 campaign:
|Democratic Party of Virginia||$12,131|
|John M. Toups||$3,000|
|Northern Virginia Association of Realtors||$3,000|
- Delegate Jim Scott official website
- Virginia House of Delegates - Rep. Scott
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions:2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 1999
- Richmond Sunlight profile
- Project Vote Smart - Delegate Scott
- Bill Tracking - Legislation as Chief Patron
- 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
|Virginia House of Delegates District 53
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State of Virginia
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