Tim Scott was born on September 19, 1965. As of May 2023, that makes him 57 years old.
His astrological sign is Virgo, which indicates he is humble, possibly self-effacing, and industrious, but also kind and empathetic.
Mr. Scott has been a US senator representing South Carolina for almost ten years. Before that, he was a congressman.
His father left the family when Tim was 7 years old.
His mother was a nursing assistant, who worked 16 hours a day to support her two children after the father left.
In his first election, to Charleston County Council, he won 80% of the vote in a primarily white district.
In 1997, he nailed up a copy of the 10 Commandments in the County Council chambers. He was promptly sued by the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
Among the many committees he has joined, he is chairman of the Subcommittee on Employment and Workplace Safety.
Before entering politics, Scott started a successful real estate business.
Scott won a special election in 2014 to retain his Senate seat for the remainder of the term.
In 2016, he delivered the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
Scott is known for his conservative stance on fiscal and economic issues.
He has advocated for policies that promote job growth and entrepreneurship.
Scott has been an advocate for criminal justice reform, particularly focusing on issues related to police interactions with minority communities.
He has spoken publicly about his own experiences with racial profiling.
Scott is a strong supporter of school choice and has championed educational opportunities for disadvantaged students.
He has been recognized for his work on economic empowerment and received awards from organizations such as the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.
Scott is a practicing Christian and has spoken openly about his faith.
He has authored a book titled “Opportunity Knocks: How Hard Work, Community, and Business Can Improve Lives and End Poverty.”
He has been a vocal advocate for reducing government regulations on businesses.
Scott has received endorsements from various conservative groups, including the Tea Party Express and the Club for Growth.
He has been recognized for his fiscal conservatism and has received high ratings from organizations such as the American Conservative Union.
Scott has been an advocate for tax reform, supporting measures to simplify the tax code and lower rates for individuals and businesses.
He has called for increased border security and stricter immigration policies.
He has been an active participant in congressional sports events, including the Congressional Baseball Game.
Scott has expressed his support for free trade agreements, believing they can benefit the U.S. economy.
He has spoken out against excessive government spending and the national debt.
Scott has traveled internationally as part of his role in the Senate, meeting with foreign leaders and promoting U.S. interests.
He has been involved in efforts to improve access to capital for small businesses, particularly in underserved communities.