Senator Tim Scott changing the face of SC politics
Timothy Eugene Scott known as Tim Scott making history on December 17, 2012 by becoming the first African American Senator in South Carolina.
Scott being appointed to the seat by Governor Nikki Haley after former Senator Jim Demint stepped down for another career at The Heritage Foundation.
“The future is incredibly bright for America. We have our challenges, we have things we have to overcome but boy does the future look great in South Carolina,” says Senator Tim Scott.
Before becoming a senator, Scott served in the United States House of Representatives from 2011-2013, where he was a member of house leadership and the house rules committee. Scott also served on Charleston County Council for 13 years. Prior to that he served one term in the South Carolina General Assembly. He says he always wanted to give back to the community by becoming a politician.
“My desire for public service really started with my mentor who taught me the value of basic business principles. That changed and transformed my financial life and helped me to achieve some of the goals that I had for my mom and family,” says Senator Scott.