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The U.S. Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district, serving since 2011.


Austin Scott Biography



James Austin Scott (born December 10, 1969) is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 8th congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party.


Early life, education, and career

Scott's father, Dr. Jim Scott, is an orthopedic surgeon and his mother, Becky, is a teacher in the public school system. Scott graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance.

Scott is president of The Southern Group, LLC and a partner in Lockett Station Group, LLC.


Georgia legislature

Representative Scott was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives at the age of 26. He was the chairman of the Governmental Affairs Committee. He also served on the Appropriations, Rules, and Ways and Means Committee, where he was the chairman of the Public Policy Subcommittee. The District consists of Tift and Turner counties.


U.S. House of Representatives

Scott challenged Democratic incumbent Jim Marshall for Georgia's eighth congressional district. He defeated Marshall in the general election on November 2, 2010, 52.6% to Marshall's 47.4%.

Scott originally planned to campaign for Governor of Georgia, announcing his campaign in January 2009. He made headlines for walking more than 1,000 miles around the state in his "Walk of Georgia", introducing a bill to abolish tolls on Georgia 400, and leading the charge in pressuring Georgia State Attorney General Thurbert Baker to file a lawsuit against the Federal government over the controversial health care reform bill passed in March 2010. In April 2010, Scott withdrew from the race for Governor to instead run for U.S. Congress.


Personal life

Scott resides in Ashburn with his wife, Vivien, and nine-year old son, Wells. The Scotts are members of First Baptist Church of Tifton.



National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors
Coastal Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross
National Rifle Association



American Cancer Society's Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award (2003, 2004)
Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services Star of Life Legislative Award (2007, 2008)



Source: wikipedia


October 19th, 2011

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