Bobby Scott (1947 – )

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“Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments.”

– Congressman Bobby Scott

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia’s 3rd district,
1993 – Present

Robert “Bobby” C. Scott was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Newport News, Virginia. He attended Harvard College and after graduating from Boston College Law School returned to Newport News where he practiced law for twenty-years before being elected to the Virginia legislature. 

In 1993, Congressman Scott became the first Filipino American to serve as a voting member of Congress and only the second African American representing the state of Virginia elected to Congress. 

During his time in the House, Congressman Scott has served on a variety of committees including the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security and the Committee on the Judiciary. In 2019, Congressman Scott became the Chair of the House Education and Labor committee.


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