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Tim ScottREPRepublican United States Senator
57
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. A member of the Republican Party, Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Nikki Haley in 2013. He retained his seat after winning a special election in 2014, and was elected to full terms in 2016 and 2022. Before his election to the Senate, Scott was elected to the United States House of Representatives for South Carolina's 1st congressional district, serving from 2011 to 2013. Before that, he served one term (from 2009 to 2011) in the South Carolina General Assembly and served on the Charleston County council from 1995 to 2009.Scott is one of 11 African-Americans to have served in the U.S. Senate, and the first to have served in both chambers of Congress. He is the seventh African-American elected to the Senate and the fourth from the Republican Party. He is the first African-American senator from South Carolina, the first African-American senator to be elected from the Southern United States since 1881 (four years after the end of Reconstruction), and the first African-American Republican to serve in the Senate since Edward Brooke departed in 1979. Before entering politics, Scott worked in financial services.

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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 - 19 of 19
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 Visitors, Charleston Southern University
Member
Board of Governors, College of Charleston Business School
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 Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, United States Senate
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee, United States Senate
Former Member
Armed Services Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health Care, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Seapower, United States Senate