is a staunch conservative whose political philosophy is rooted in a lifetime of supporting Republican candidates and conservative causes.
At an early age, Scott was active in the Teenage Republicans, where he worked tirelessly as a volunteer on the campaigns of local Republican candidates, and later was actively involved with several college Republican groups.
He also served as an intern in the Washington, D.C. office of a Republican U.S.
Congressman, and has assisted in many campaigns for the election of conservative Republican candidates at all levels.
Most recently, Scott helped arrange appearance opportunities for Congressman Joe Wilson to promote his "Joe Means Jobs" campaign, and assisted with the campaigns of local Republican candidates.
is an ardent believer in the Rotary motto, "Service Above Self" when it comes to community involvement.
Scott is active in many Lexington County organizations that are committed to community service in our area, including the Rotary Club, the Lion's Club, and the Central Carolina Community Foundation.
Scott has helped many area organizations and our schools raise funds to assist in our community, including fundraising for eyeglasses and hearing aids, recognition lunches for our local public school teachers, support for Lexington One student activities, Lexington community radio, Chris Myers Home, LICS, and Midlands-area literacy programs.
is the recipient of the Lexington Chamber's
Chairman's Award for his
service and support to the Lexington community; the H. Odelle Harman REACH Award for educational and community humanitarianism; and was awarded the Lake Murray Lions Club's Lion of the Year for Community Service.
A COMMITMENT TO GROWING OUR SMALL BUSINESSES
believes that our local Lexington economy thrives when our businesses and citizens shop locally and do business with each other.
As a past Chairman of the Greater Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Scott is a passionate advocate for small businesses and small business owners who employ our citizens, provide career opportunities for our students, and stimulate our local economy.
Scott helped establish "Lexington First" purchasing policies with local businesses and continues to be a strong advocate for keeping Lexington tax dollars and disposable income dollars in Lexington.
became aware that a Lexington County company was purchasing key materials from a North Carolina supplier, but could purchase the same quality items from a Lexington County supplier at a competitive price and without the markup for delivery, he
quickly arranged for representatives of the two companies to meet and the resulting business partnership, which provided new jobs for the Lexington supplier, continues to this day.
Recently, when a Lexington small business owner was struggling and had to decide whether to have her
home foreclosed or keep the business open and pay employees at Christmas, the Chamber of Commerce called on Scott
helped organize a campaign called "Businesses Helping Business" that raised the money to make the delinquent mortgage payments and help the small business meet its payroll.
A COMMITMENT TO EDUCATION, OUR KIDS
, AND LOCAL SCHOOLS
As a parent and businessman, Scott
understands the need for quality schools and career education.
is a longtime passionate supporter of our local public schools, workforce training and development programs, and has worked diligently to create career opportunities for our students and young professionals.
was instrumental in establishing scholarships for Lexington County engineering students at the University of South Carolina
, and works daily to find ways for our local students to obtain internship and scholarship opportunities.
In recognition of his
passion for creating internship opportunities for high school students with local businesses Scott
was named the 2010 Friend of Career and Technology Education by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators
Recently, when the Glenforest School
was seeking to raise funds to purchase Kindles
to assist special needs students with improving reading and comprehension skills, they called Scott
Not content to just raise money to purchase a few Kindle devices, Scott
undertook a successful initiative to convince Amazon.com
, the developer of the Kindle, to donate many Kindle devices to the school.
The resulting partnership between Amazon.com
was mutually beneficial with increased educational opportunities for the Glenforest students and a visible and successful marketing opportunity for Amazon
A COMMITMENT TO SAFE NEIGHBORHOODS
As a past president of a District
3 homeowners' association, Scott
recognizes the desire of our citizens to live in safe neighborhoods.
Scott supports trained, adequately equipped and responsive law enforcement and fire protection personnel and will always be an advocate for safe and secure neighborhoods on County Council.
A COMMITMENT TO CONSTITUENT SERVICE
believes that public service is a public trust, and will work for you!
supports televising Council meetings, holding Council meetings in locations around Lexington County, and instituting a "Council to the Curb" program where he
will regularly attend local homeowners, neighborhood and civic association meetings to report on Council activities.
will report to you through all social media, including a dedicated Facebook page and website with Council news and issues where citizens can voice their opinions and positions on important issues.