Congressman Austin Scott

Representing the 8th District of Georgia

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Short Biography:

  • Committees
    • House Armed Services
      • Subcommittee on Readiness
      • Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities
    • House Agriculture Committee
      • Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit, Ranking Member
      • Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
  • Caucuses
  • 8th District: Middle Georgia --
    • Cities of Moultrie, Tifton, Thomasville, Warner Robins, Valdosta, and parts of Macon 
    • Counties: Atkinson, Ben Hill, Berrien, Bibb (Partial), Bleckley, Brooks, Colquitt, Cook, Dodge, Houston, Irwin, Jones, Lanier, Lowndes (Partial), Monroe, Pulaski, Telfair, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Twiggs, Wilcox, Wilkinson, and Worth.
    • Military Instilations: Robins Air Force Base and Moody Air Force Base
  • Elected: Assumed office January 3, 2011 (112th Congress)
  • Education: Attended the University of Georgia, Athens, Georiga, B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Family: Married, Vivien Scott; Children, 3, Wells, Gabriela, and John Philip
  • Click here to download a high resolution copy of his official headshot.

Long Biography:

Congressman Scott is in his fifth term as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's Eighth Congressional District. Prior to his election to Congress in 2010, Rep. Scott was a small business owner and spent 14 years in the Georgia State House, beginning with his first election at age 26.

Austin, who graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Risk Management and Insurance, owned and operated an insurance brokerage firm for nearly twenty years. He has his Series 7, CLU, CHFC, RHU and REBC and, until his election to Congress, he had been a long-time member of NAIFA.

He is known as a conservative on both economic and social issues and as a fierce defender of limited government and a strong national defense.

Rep. Scott’s political experience on the state level and background in risk management have given him a unique perspective in Washington. He utilizes that understanding to draft and promote legislation which works to open access to capital for American businesses, eliminate burdensome regulations on entrepreneurs and investors, and provide economic opportunities for the next generation.

Congressman Scott serves on the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit. Additionally, he is an active member of the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee on Readiness, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities.

Rep. Scott and his wife Vivien reside in Tifton with their three children Wells, Gabriela and John Philip.