Path To Power
Scott was first elected to serve in the Georgia House of Representatives in 1995 at the age of 26. During his 15 years in the General Assembly, he has served on a number of committees including Appropriations, Rules, Governmental Affairs and Ways and Means, where he is also the chairman of the Public Policy subcommittee.
Scott began a bid for Georgia governor in January 2009 and became known for his summer 2009 "Walk of Georgia," in which he traversed more than a 1,000 miles across the state to meet constituents in 48 counties and talk about the issues. Scott ended his gubernatorial bid in April 2010 to run for Congress in Georgia's 8th district.
A conservative candidate, Scott is against abortion rights. He has been an National Rifle Assocation member since 1993 and believes in every individual's right-to-bear-arms. During his time in the Georgia General Assembly, Scott sponsored state legislation that would allow religious student groups to operate in public schools and an act that would give honorary hunting and fishing licenses to veterans.
Scott is against privatizing Social Security and believes federal overspending has jeopardized the program. He wants to lower taxes and repeal the estate tax.
Scott has been endorsed by Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC, Georgia Right to Life, and the NRA.