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Rep. Austin Scott (R)

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DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-225-6531

Address: 516 CHOB, DC 20515

State Office Contact Information

Phone: (229) 396-5175

Address: 127-B North Central Avenue, Tifton GA 31794-4087

Warner Robins GA

Phone: (478) 971-1776

Fax: (478) 971-1778

Address: 230 Margie Drive, Warner Robins GA 31088-7813

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Austin Scott Committees
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Austin Scott Biography
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  • Elected: 2010, 2nd term.
  • District: Georgia 8
  • Born: Dec. 10, 1969, Augusta
  • Home: Ashburn
  • Education:

    U. of GA, B.B.A. 1992.

  • Professional Career:

    Owner, Southern Group; agent, Principal Financial Group, 1993-2010.

  • Political Career:

    GA House, 1997-2010.

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Baptist

  • Family: Married (Vivien); 1 children

Republican Austin Scott is a devout fiscal conservative who upset four-term incumbent Democrat Jim Marshall in 2010, a victory that symbolized the waning lifespan of Blue Dog Democrats in the South. Read More

Republican Austin Scott is a devout fiscal conservative who upset four-term incumbent Democrat Jim Marshall in 2010, a victory that symbolized the waning lifespan of Blue Dog Democrats in the South.

Scott was born in Augusta. His father was an orthopedic surgeon, and his mother was a teacher. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in risk management and insurance in 1992. After college, Scott opened an insurance brokerage firm, which he continues to operate today. Scott had a child with his first wife, but they divorced in 2001. He remarried and now lives with his son and second wife, Vivien Scott. Scott first won election to the state House at 26. He sponsored a bill to provide better funding for the state’s trauma care system. He also championed the expansion of charter schools and allowing students to express their religious beliefs in schools. In January 2009, Scott got into the Georgia governor’s race. To boost awareness of his campaign, he went on a 1,000-mile walk around the state, talking to voters. He made his 64-day journey in the height of summer, losing 7 pounds in the process. But his campaign failed to gain traction, and after briefly considering running for lieutenant governor, he decided to challenge Marshall.

Although Marshall ranked as one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress and voted against President Barack Obama’s health care bill, he was vulnerable in 2010 simply because he was a Democrat. In his campaign against Marshall, Scott promised to reduce the deficit, and he attacked the incumbent for voting for Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus bill. Marshall was difficult to paint as a traditional liberal. He was endorsed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Rifle Association. In one ad, Marshall showed his driver’s license to prove that he wasn’t House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who became a Republican symbol of the reviled Democratic agenda in Congress. Still, he lost the seat to Scott, who got 53% of the vote to 47% for Marshall. Scott ran for reelection unopposed in 2012.

When he got to Washington, Scott’s role as freshman class president led him to be regularly called on to interpret his boisterous classmates’ actions to the news media. He told National Journal in November 2011 that they never intended to speak with one voice: “I think of us as a group of independent thinkers.” Though the group came in with lofty aims of reshaping Washington, he contended a year later that its main job was “to play defense against what (President Obama) was going to do. I think we were pretty effective at doing that.”

He was given a seat on the Armed Services Committee, fulfilling a campaign promise from then-Minority Leader John Boehner. However, unlike many of the military’s boosters on the panel, he has maintained that defense spending must be among the areas examined for budget cuts. Scott introduced a bill to abolish the Legal Services Corporation in August 2011—three days after it became public that Legal Services had won an action against a company in his district that had fired U.S. workers in favor of less-expensive immigrants with visas. He sponsored another bill in 2012 to limit the use of government-operated drone aircraft domestically, which he said stemmed in part from news reports that the Environmental Protection Agency was using drones to spy on cattle ranchers in Nebraska.

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Austin Scott Election Results
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2012 General
Austin Scott (R)
Votes: 197,789
Percent: 100.0%
2012 Primary
Austin Scott (R)
Votes: 59,300
Percent: 100.0%
Prior Winning Percentages
2010 (53%)
Austin Scott Votes and Bills
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National Journal’s rating system is an objective method of analyzing voting. The liberal score means that the lawmaker’s votes were more liberal than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The conservative score means his votes were more conservative than that percentage of his colleagues’ votes. The composite score is an average of a lawmaker’s six issue-based scores. See all NJ Voting

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2013 2012 2011
Economic 30 (L) : 70 (C) - (L) : 99 (C) - (L) : 90 (C)
Social - (L) : 87 (C) - (L) : 91 (C) 17 (L) : 74 (C)
Foreign 15 (L) : 77 (C) - (L) : 91 (C) 41 (L) : 57 (C)
Composite 18.5 (L) : 81.5 (C) 3.2 (L) : 96.8 (C) 22.8 (L) : 77.2 (C)
Interest Group Ratings

The vote ratings by 10 special interest groups provide insight into a lawmaker’s general ideology and the degree to which he or she agrees with the group’s point of view. Two organizations provide just one combined rating for 2011 and 2012, the two sessions of the 112th Congress. They are the ACLU and the ITIC. About the interest groups.

20112012
FRC9066
LCV63
CFG8588
ITIC-67
NTU8081
20112012
COC87-
ACLU-0
ACU9296
ADA05
AFSCME0-
Key House Votes

The key votes show how a member of Congress voted on the major bills of the year. N indicates a "no" vote; Y a "yes" vote. If a member voted "present" or was absent, the bill caption is not shown. For a complete description of the bills included in key votes, see the Almanac's Guide to Usage.

    • Pass GOP budget
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • End fiscal cliff
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Extend payroll tax cut
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2012
    • Find AG in contempt
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Stop student loan hike
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Repeal health care
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2012
    • Raise debt limit
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Pass cut, cap, balance
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Defund Planned Parenthood
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Repeal lightbulb ban
    • Vote: Y
    • Year: 2011
    • Add endangered listings
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
    • Speed troop withdrawal
    • Vote: N
    • Year: 2011
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