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U.S. Representative David Scott


David Scott is the U.S. Representative for the 13th District of Georgia, representing part of the City of Atlanta and portions of 11 counties: Clayton, Fulton, Gwinnett, DeKalb, Rockdale, Henry, Newton, Walton, Fayette, Butts and Spalding.

Congressman Scott is a member of the influential Financial Services Committee, the Capital Markets and Housing Subcommittees, and the Agriculture Committee. He is the co-chairman of the Democratic Study Group on National Security; providing leadership in fighting terrorism, maintaining a strong national security and military, and improving our economy and healthcare. He is the lead sponsor on the following legislation in Congress:

• The Financial Literacy Act, which provides education to investors and home buyers.

• The Access to Healthcare Insurance Act, extending affordable healthcare coverage.

• The Extension for Unemployment Benefits and the Overtime Pay Protection Acts.

• The Moment of Silence Act for reflection or prayer at the start of each school day in the nation's public schools.

• The Retired Pay Restoration Act, giving veterans both retirement and disability pay.

• The Zero Down Payment Act which eliminates the down payment requirement for middle and low income families who buy homes with a FHA insured mortgages.

• The Mutual Fund Integrity Act which strengthens regulations of the stock market.

In addition, Congressman Scott is working on free trade agreements that keep jobs in this country while opening up new markets abroad for American businesses. He continues to bring significant amounts of federal dollars to the 13th Congressional District for education, housing, transportation, health care, senior citizens, the military and economic development.

BACKGROUND

David Scott was born in Aynor, South Carolina and attended elementary school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Junior High School in Scarsdale, New York, and High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He received his BA degree with honors from Florida A&M University. He received his MBA degree with honors from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania.

He served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 1974 to 1982 and the Georgia Senate from 1983 until his election to Congress in 2002. As a Georgia State Senator, he authored the Moment of Silence or Prayer law and the law giving breast cancer patients and their physicians the right to determine their length of stay in the hospital and their level of medical treatment.

In 1978, he founded Dayn-Mark Advertising, a full-service advertising agency in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is now run by his wife of 33 years, Alfredia, and two daughters, Dayna and Marcye. He also has a son-in-law, Kwame and two grandchildren, Kimani and Kaylin. His family also includes his close friend and brother-in-law, "Home Run King" Hank Aaron. Congressman Scott is the son of a minister and is a man of strong faith and conviction.

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