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Who is Tim Scott?
Tim Scott (Timothy Eugene Scott) is an American politician and businessperson, currently, he is serving as the junior US Senator for South Carolina since 2013. He was selected to the United States Senate by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013. After that, he won a special election in 2014 retaining his seat at the senate, and was elected to a full term in 2016. Scott was elected to the US House of Representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district, he served from 2011 to 2013. He has also served in the South Carolina General Assembly for only one term from 2009 to 2011. From 1996 to 2008 he was working at the Charleston County council.
He began his career in 1995 after he won a special election in February for the Charleston County Council at large. The election was held after Keith Summey resigned. Scott won the election with 80% of the votes being the first black Republican elected to any office in South Carolina since the late 19th century. He was reelected again in 2000, where he won a white-majority district. During the 2004 election, he defeated the Democrat Elliott Summey with 61% of the vote cast.
In 2008, Tom Dantzler, a Republican incumbent Representative decided to retire. After his retirement, Scott decided to run for the seat in District 117 of the South Carolina House of Representative, where he won against Bill Crosby with 53% of the votes. By winning the election he became the first Republican Black-American State Representative in South Carolina in more than 100 years.
In 2010, he decided to run for Lieutenant governor but flipped and run for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district. His decision was influenced by the retirement of Henry Brown a Republican incumbent. The 1st Congressional District is located in Charleston and covers about 3/4 of the state’s coastline. He finished number one out of nine-candidate during the Republican primary on June 8, receiving 32% of the vote.
Charleston County Councilman Paul Thurmond was second with 16%. Carroll A. Campbell III, son of former Governor Carroll A. Campbell Jr. ranked third with 14%. Charleston County School Board member Larry Kobrovsky ranked fourth with 11%. Five other candidates had single-digit percentages. No candidate managed to get 50 % of the votes so they arranged for a run-off between Scott and Thurmond where he defeated Thurmond with 68% to 32%. In 2012 was unopposed in the primaries and he won during the general election with 62% against Bobbie Rose.
On December 17, 2012, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she would appoint Scott to take over from retiring Senator Jim DeMint, who had previously confirmed that he would be retiring from the Senate to be the president of The Heritage Foundation. Scott is the first Black American to be a United States Senator from South Carolina.
In addition, he was one of three black US senators in the 113th Congress, along with Mo Cowan and later Cory Booker (and the first since Roland Burris retired in 2010 after succeeding Barack Obama). He is the first Black American to be a US senator from the southern United States since Reconstruction.
In 2014, he ran to complete the remaining two years of DeMint’s term and won. In 2016 he was re-elected for a fresh and full-time in the office. He received endorsement from Club for Growth. After he won the election together with Cory Booker and Kamala Harris they brought a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime in July 2018. In February 2019, Scott was part of 16 senators who voted against legislation declining a partial government shutdown and containing $ 1.375 billion for barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border that included 55 miles fences. He has announced his plan to run for his last time.
Tim Scott’s Age
He was born on September 19, 1965, currently, he’s 55 years
He was born in North Charleston, South Carolina to Frances and Ben Scott Sr. His mother was a nursing assistant, however, his parent divorced when he was still young. His mother had to work 16-hours days to be able to support their family.
He has two brothers both serving in the military, where his elder brother is a Seargent major in the US Army and his younger brother serves in the U.S Air Force colonel.
Tim Scott’s Education.
He attended the R.B Stall High School, after that he joined the Presbyterian College on a partial football scholarship and he graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988 with a bachelor of science in political science. He is the alumnus of South Carolina’s Palmetto Boys State program
Tim Scott’s Spouse
Up to now, Scott is unmarried, and less is known about his love life.
Tim Scott’s Heights
He stands at 5ft and 11Inch and weighs 88 kg
Tim Scott’s Net Worth
He has a net worth of $200k, in 2009 his net worth was estimated to be around 3.88 million, however, the $ 3million was the value of his Real estate. In 2017, he recorded his net worth as -$3.7 million, and in 2018 he recorded -$1million.
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