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Tim ScottREPRepublican United States Senator
58
Years of Age
25
Years of Experience
SCResidence (state)

Timothy Eugene Scott (born September 19, 1965) is an American businessman and politician serving as the junior United States senator from South Carolina since 2013. He served in the South Carolina House of Representatives and the U.S. House of Representatives. He also served as a city councilor in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a candidate for the Republican 2024 presidential nomination. Scott worked in financial services before serving on the Charleston County Council from 1995 to 2009. He then served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 2009 to 2011, and represented South Carolina's 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013. Nikki Haley, who was then governor of South Carolina, appointed Scott to the U.S. Senate in 2013 to fill a vacancy. He retained his Senate seat after winning a special election in 2014, and was elected to a full term in 2016 and reelected in 2022. He became the first African-American senator to be elected from the Southern United States since the Reconstruction era.Scott was a candidate in the 2024 Republican Party presidential primaries, forming an exploratory committee on April 13, 2023. He filed Federal Election Commission paperwork to run for president on May 19, and formally declared his candidacy three days later.

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Campaign Funding

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$14,334,118
Total Raised
$10,484,166
Total Spent
$3,904,733
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Securities & Investment$1,202,926
77%
Insurance$934,825
52%
Real Estate$631,025
46%
Lawyers/Law Firms$559,703
41%
Pharmaceuticals/Health Products$503,200
40%
Oil & Gas$487,326
39%
Leadership PACs$475,465
35%
Health Professionals$420,250
31%
Retired$377,785
28%
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$342,000
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
R.B. Stall High School
Charleston Southern University
Bachelor of Science
1988
Presbyterian College
1983 - 1984
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Senator
United States Senate, South Carolina
2013 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, South Carolina
2011 - 2013
Member
Charleston County Council, South Carolina
1995 - 2008
Representative
South Carolina State House of Representative
2008
Chair
Charleston County Council, South Carolina
2007
Former Whip
South Carolina State House of Representatives
Former Owner
Tim Scott Allstate
Former Partner
Pathway Real Estate Group, Limited Liability Corporation
Other Experience1 - 27 of 27
Board Member
Roper Saint Francis Hospital Foundation
2004 - 2008
Co-Chair
National Advisory Board and Financial Services Committee, Allstate
2004 - 2008
Member
Board of Trustees, Seacoast Church
2001 - 2008
Member
Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
2008
Board Member
South Carolina Coalition for Healthy Family Formation
Member
Board of Governors, College of Charleston Business School
Member
Board of Visitors, Charleston Southern University
Board Member
Midland Park Ministries
Former Board Member
Palmetto Family Council
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, United States Senate
Former Member
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Seapower, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, United States Senate
Former Member
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Former Member
Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety
Former Member
Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health Care, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States Senate
Member
Senate Finance Committee
Member
Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Member
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs
Member
Senate Special Committee on Aging
Member
Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship