Jim Scott

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Jim Scott
Virginia House of Delegates District 53
Assumed office
Current term ends
January 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Consultant
Website Delegate Jim Scott
Jim Scott is a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 53 since 1992.

He won re-election in 2009, defeating a feisty Republican challenger Christopher Merola in the general election.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]



In 2009, Scott was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates. He defeated Christopher Merola in the General Election. [4]

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

Major donors

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

Contributor 2009 total
Virginia Democratic Party $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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Political offices
Preceded by
Virginia House of Delegates District 53
Succeeded by