Tim Scott

For other people named Tim Scott, see Tim Scott (disambiguation).
Tim Scott
United States Senator
from South Carolina
Assumed office
January 2, 2013[1]
Serving with Lindsey Graham
Preceded by Jim DeMint
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st district
In office
January 3, 2011  January 2, 2013
Preceded by Henry Brown
Succeeded by Mark Sanford
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives
from the 117th district
In office
January 3, 2009  January 3, 2011
Preceded by Tom Dantzler
Succeeded by Bill Crosby
Member of the Charleston County Council
from the 3rd district
In office
February 8, 1995  January 3, 2009
Preceded by Keith Summey
Succeeded by Elliott Summey
Personal details
Born Timothy Eugene Scott
(1965-09-19) September 19, 1965
North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Political party Republican
Alma mater Presbyterian College
Charleston Southern University (BS)
Website Senate website

Timothy Eugene "Tim" Scott (born September 19, 1965) is the junior United States Senator for South Carolina. A Republican, he joined the Senate in 2013 when South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley named him to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jim DeMint.[2] Scott ran in a special election in 2014 for the final two years of DeMint's second term, and won the seat.

In November 2010, Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 1st congressional district, and served from 2011 to 2013. Scott, a fiscal and cultural conservative, was endorsed for the Senate by Tea Party groups.[3][4] He served one term in the South Carolina General Assembly (2009–2011); prior to that, he had been on the Charleston County Council from 1996 to 2008.[4][5]

Along with Democrat Cory Booker of New Jersey, Scott is one of two African Americans serving in the United States Senate. He is the first African-American senator from the state of South Carolina, the first black Republican elected to the United States Senate since the election of Edward Brooke in 1966, and the first elected from the South since 1881, four years after the end of Reconstruction.[6][7] He is the first Republican African-American Congressman from South Carolina since 1897[8] and since the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. He is also the first African American to have been elected to both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate since P.B.S. Pinchback.[9]

Early life, education, and business career

Scott was born in North Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Frances, a nursing assistant, and Ben Scott, Sr.[10] His parents were divorced when he was 7. He grew up in working-class poverty, as his mother worked 16-hour days to support her family, including Tim's brothers.[4] His older brother is a sergeant major in the U.S. Army.[11] Scott's younger brother is an air force colonel.

Scott attended Presbyterian College from 1983 to 1984, on a partial football scholarship. He graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a B.S. in Political Science.[3][12]

In addition to his political career, Scott owns an insurance agency, Tim Scott Allstate,[13] and works as a financial adviser.[4]

Charleston County Council (1995–2008)


Scott ran in a February 1995 special election to the Charleston County Council at-large seat vacated by Keith Summey, who resigned his seat after being elected as Mayor of North Charleston.[14][15] Scott won the seat as a Republican, receiving nearly 80% of the vote in the white-majority district, which since the late 20th century has voted Republican.[16] He became the first black Republican elected to any office in South Carolina since the late 19th century.[5] In 1895 the state legislature passed a new constitution that raised barriers to voter registration; in practice, it disenfranchised most black voters for decades into the late 20th century, as was done across the South, crippling the Republican Party in the region.

By 1995 there was a new divide in politics. Scott was not the 'candidate of choice' of voters in precincts with a majority of African Americans who, since re-entering the political system after gaining passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, have voted mostly for Democratic candidates. Scott served on the County Council for a time alongside Paul Thurmond, the son of the late Republican U.S. Senator, Strom Thurmond, who had switched in 1964 from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party.[17]

In 1996, Scott challenged Democratic State Senator Robert Ford in South Carolina's 42nd Senate district, but lost 65%–35%.[3][18]

Scott won re-election to the County Council in 2000, again winning in white-majority districts.[19] In 2004, he won re-election again with 61% of the vote, defeating Democrat Elliot Summey (son of Mayor Keith Summey).[20][21]


Scott served on the Council from 1995 until 2008, becoming Chairman in 2007.[10] In 1997, Scott supported posting the Ten Commandments outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council unanimously approved the display, and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State challenged this in a federal suit. After an initial court ruling that the display was unconstitutional, the council settled out of court to avoid accruing more legal fees.[22] Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."[22]

In January 2001, the US Department of Justice sued Charleston County, South Carolina for racial discrimination under the Voting Rights Act, based on its having all its council seats elected by at-large districts. This dilutes the votes of a minority group. DOJ had attempted to negotiate with county officials on this issue in November 2000. Justice officials noted that at-large seats dilute the voting strength of the significant African-American minority in the county, who in 2000 comprised 34.5% of the population. They have been unable to elect any "candidates of their choice" for years. Whites or European Americans comprise 61.9 percent of the population in the county.[23] Since the late 20th century, the majority-white voters have elected Republican Party candidates. County officials noted that the majority of voters in 1989 had approved electing members by at-large seats in a popular referendum.[24]

Scott, the only African-American member of the county council, has said about this case and the alternative of electing council members from single-member districts,

"I don't like the idea of segregating everyone into smaller districts. Besides, the Justice Department assumes that the only way for African Americans to have representation is to elect an African American, and the same for whites. Obviously, my constituents don't think that's true."[24]

The DOJ officials noted that the voting preference issue is not a question of ethnicity; voters in black precincts in the county had rejected Scott as a candidate for the council. The candidate of their choice was the Democratic Party at-large candidate. The suit noted that historically, black and white precincts in Charleston County have consistently supported different candidates for the Council. It noted that, because of the white majority, "white bloc voting usually results in the defeat of candidates who are preferred by black voters."[24] Blacks live in compact areas of the county; they could comprise the majority in three districts if the county seats were apportioned as nine single-member districts.[24]

Committee assignments

South Carolina House of Representatives (2009–2011)


In 2008, incumbent Republican State Representative Tom Dantzler decided to retire. With support from advisors such as Nicolas Muzin,[26] Scott decided to run for his seat in District 117 of the South Carolina House of Representatives and won the Republican primary with 53% of the vote, defeating Bill Crosby and Wheeler Tillman.[27] He won the general election unopposed,[28] becoming the first Republican African American representative from South Carolina in more than 100 years.[29][30]


Scott supports the state's Right-to-work laws and argued that Boeing chose South Carolina as a site for manufacturing for that reason.[31]

In South Carolina Club for Growth's 2009–2010 scorecard, Scott earned a B and a score of 80 out of 100.[32] He was praised by the South Carolina Association of Taxpayers, for his “diligent, principled and courageous stands against higher taxes.”[33]

Committee assignments

United States House of Representatives (2011–2013)



Scott entered the election for lieutenant governor but switched to run for South Carolina's 1st congressional district following the retirement announcement of Republican incumbent Henry Brown. The 1st district is based in Charleston, and includes approximately the northern 3/4 of the state's coastline (except for Beaufort and Hilton Head Island. Since redistricting, they have been included in the 2nd District.)[35]

Scott ranked first in the nine-candidate Republican primary of June 8, 2010, receiving a plurality of 32% of the vote.[36] Fellow Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond, son of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond, ranked second with 16% of the vote. Carroll A. Campbell III, the son of former Governor Carroll A. Campbell, Jr., ranked third with 14% of the vote.[17][37] Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky ranked fourth with 11% of the vote. Five other candidates had single digit percentages.[38]

Because no candidate had received 50 percent or more of the vote, a runoff was held on June 22, 2010. Scott faced off against Paul Thurmond. Scott was endorsed by fiscally conservative Club for Growth,[39] various Tea Party movement groups, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin,[4][40] Republican House Whip Eric Cantor,[41] former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee,[42] South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, and the founder of the Minuteman Project.[3] Scott defeated Thurmond[43] 68%–32% and won every county in the congressional district.[44][45]

According to the Associated Press, Scott "swamped his opponents in fundraising, spending almost $725,000 during the election cycle to less than $20,000 for his November opponents".[4] He won the general election, defeating Democrat Ben Frasier 65%–29%.[46] With this election, Scott and Allen West of Florida became the first African-American Republicans in Congress since J.C. Watts retired in 2003.[47] Scott also became the first African-American Republican elected to Congress from South Carolina in 114 years.[8] From the period of 1895 to after 1965, most African Americans had been disenfranchised in the state, and they had comprised most of the Republican Party when they were excluded from the political system.


Scott was unopposed in the primary and won the general election, defeating Democrat Bobbie Rose 62%–36%.[48][49]


Congressman Scott's official 112th Congress portrait

Scott, one of two African American Republicans elected to the House in 2010, declined to join the Congressional Black Caucus.[50]

In March 2011, Scott co-sponsored a welfare reform bill that would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike.[51][52] He introduced legislation in July 2011 to strip the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of its power to prohibit employers from relocating to punish workers who join unions or strike.[53] The rationale for the legislation is that government agencies should not be able to tell private employers where they can run a business.[53] Scott described the legislation as a common sense proposal that would fix a flaw in federal labor policy and benefit the national and local economies.[53] The NLRB had recently opposed the relocation of a Boeing production facility from Washington state to South Carolina.[53]

Scott successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million, arguing that the project is neither an earmark nor an example of wasteful government spending.[54] He said the project was merit-based, and in the national interest because larger cargo ships could use the port and jobs would be created.[54]

During the summer 2011 debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott supported the inclusion of a balanced budget constitutional amendment in the debt ceiling bill, and opposed legislation that did not include the amendment. Before voting "no" on the final bill to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott and other first-term conservatives prayed for guidance in a congressional chapel. Afterward, Scott asserted that he had received divine inspiration regarding his vote, and joined the rest of the South Carolina congressional delegation in voting "no" on the measure.[55][56]


As a Representative, Scott sponsored thirty-six bills, including:[71]

In addition to the bills listed above, on May 15, 2012, Scott introduced more than two dozen bills that would temporarily lift or extend tariffs on various chemicals.

Committee assignments

Scott was appointed by the House Republican Steering Committee to both the Committee on Transportation and the Committee on Small Business.[72] He was later appointed to the powerful Committee on Rules and relinquished his other two committee assignments.[73]

United States Senate

2012 appointment

On December 17, 2012, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced she would appoint Scott to replace retiring Senator Jim DeMint, who had previously announced that he would retire from the Senate to become the President of The Heritage Foundation.[2] Scott is the first African American to serve as US Senator from South Carolina. Scott was one of two black senators in the 113th Congress alongside Mo Cowan (and the first since senator Roland Burris retired in 2010 after succeeding President Barack Obama). He is the first African American to serve as a Senator from the Southern United States since Reconstruction.[74] From 1890 to 1908 state legislatures passed new constitutions and laws that disfranchised most blacks and many poor whites across the South, securing power for white conservatives then in the Democratic Party.

News media reported that Scott, along with Rep. Trey Gowdy, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster, former First Lady of South Carolina Jenny Sanford, and Catherine Templeton, Director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, were on Governor Haley's short list to replace Sen. DeMint.[75] In her decision to pick Scott, Governor Haley said: "It is important to me, as a minority female, that Congressman Scott earned this seat, he earned this seat for the person that he is. He earned this seat with the results he has shown."[76]

2014 election

Senator Tim Scott speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

Scott ran in November 2014 to win the final two years of Jim DeMint's term and won.[77] He said that he will seek re-election in 2016 to a full six-year term.

2016 election

Scott won re-election to a first full term in office in November of 2016.[78] He has been endorsed by the Club for Growth.[79]

Committee assignments

Personal life

Scott is unmarried.[10] He owns an insurance agency and he is also a partner in Pathway Real Estate Group, LLC.[5] Scott is a devout evangelical Christian.[80][81][82] He is a member of Seacoast Church, a large evangelical church in Charleston, and is a former member of that church's board. Republican leadership has praised Scott's background as an example of achieving the American dream according to a conservative model.[83]

Electoral history

Republican Primary - 2008 South Carolina General Assembly 117th District
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 1,333 53.30
Republican William Bill Crosby 647 25.87
Republican Wheeler Tillman 521 20.83
General election 2008 – South Carolina General Assembly 117th District[84]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 9,080 99.27
Write-in Various 67 0.73
Total votes 9,147 100
Voter turnout 76.02%
Republican Primary – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[85]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 25,457 31.49
Republican Paul Thurmond 13,149 16.26
Republican Carroll Campbell 11,665 14.43
Republican Larry Kobrovsky 8,521 10.54
Republican Stovall Witte 7,192 8.90
Republican Clark B Parker 6,769 8.37
Republican Katherine Jenerette 3,849 4.76
Republican Mark Lutz 3,237 4.0
Republican Ken Glasson 1,006 1.24
Total votes 80,845 100
Voter turnout 24.11%
Republican Primary Runoff – 2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina[86]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 46,885 68
Republican Paul Thurmond 21,706 32
2010 1st Congressional District of South Carolina Elections[46]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Tim Scott 152,755 65.37
Democratic Ben Frasier 67,008 28.67
Voter turnout 51.89%

2014 United States Senate Special Republican Primary Election in South Carolina

2014 United States Senate Special Election in South Carolina

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Mark Sanford
United States Senate
Preceded by
Jim DeMint
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from South Carolina
Served alongside: Lindsey Graham
Party political offices
Preceded by
Jim DeMint
Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from South Carolina
(Class 3)

2014, 2016
Most recent
United States order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Brian Schatz
United States Senators by seniority
Succeeded by
Tammy Baldwin
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