As a member of the United States Senate, Tim Scott is leading a new generation of Republicans. His unique life story offers a fresh perspective as to how conservative values can unleash opportunity for all Americans.
Tim was raised in a single parent household in North Charleston, seeing his mom work 16 hour days to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. He got his first job, changing oil at a gas station, when he was 13. After almost failing out of high school as a freshman, he was fortunate to meet his mentor, a Chick Fil-a operator named John Moniz, who helped teach him conservative values. Through the love and strength imparted by his mom, and Moniz’s idea that you could ‘think your way out of poverty,’ Tim’s passion for conservative values began.
Tim built his business from the ground up, and as the owner of Tim Scott Allstate was named the South Carolina Agency Owner of the Year. He was first elected to public office in 1995, and served at the local and state level until his election to Congress in 2010. Tim spent his first summer in the U.S. House of Representatives fighting to save 1,100 South Carolina jobs from the intrusive and overreaching actions of the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB eventually dropped their case under constant pressure from Scott and his colleagues – a victory for limited government and the free market.
After serving residents of the Palmetto State for nearly two decades, Tim joined the United States Senate in January 2013. He continues working to create an environment of success by reforming our tax code, reducing spending and fighting for the rights of all workers.
As a freshman Senator, Tim was named to five committees, including the Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions; the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources; the Special Committee on Aging; and the Small Business Committee. Additionally, he serves as the top Republican at the Commerce Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Export Promotion, which works to ensure America remains the best place in the world to do business.
Tim graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1988, B.S. in Political Science, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Award and Alumnus of the Year award by CSU. His past Board Memberships include: CSU Board of Visitors, South Carolinians for Healthy Family Formation, Midland Park Ministries, The College of Charleston Business School Board of Governors, Roper St. Francis Hospital Foundation, Board of Trustees for Seacoast Church and Palmetto Family Council.