Tim Scott was raised in North Charleston, South Carolina in a poor, single-parent household by his mama, Frances Scott. Despite the challenging circumstances Frances faced raising her boys on her own, she instilled in each of them what it meant to find dignity in work, and the power that faith in God can have on your life.
Tim’s grandaddy dropped out of third grade to pick cotton. Tim’s grandaddy couldn’t read, but he sat at the kitchen table every morning with a newspaper to set a good example. He helped raise Tim and his brother, and taught them the importance of a good education. Tim’s grandaddy lived long enough to go from picking cotton to seeing his grandson pick out his seat in Congress. To go from Cotton to Congress in one lifetime is a journey that can only happen in America.
In 2013, Tim joined the U.S. Senate. With one of the most conservative voting records in Congress, Tim also plays a critical role in protecting the unborn, Second Amendment rights, and advancing opportunity and education for families. His signature legislation, Opportunity Zones, has infused $75 billion of private investments into distressed communities across the country in just a few years. As he continues his work to lift Americans out of poverty, every day he fights to ensure every American has the opportunity to succeed as he did.