Tim Scott

Politician On December 17, 2012, Timothy Eugene “Tim” Scott was appointed to the U.S. Senate. A Republican, he is currently the only African-American serving in the United States’ Senate, the first from the state of South Carolina, and the seventh African-American to serve in U.S. history. Prior to his role as senator, Scott spent one term on South Carolina’s General Assembly and 13 years on the Charleston County Council. He was also a U.S. Representative for South Carolina’s 1st congressional district and the first African-American Republican Representative to be elected to the legislative branch. The fiscal and cultural conservative also owns his own insurance agency.

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